Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Book Review

I had the pleasure of receiving a lovely book called Quilting an Elephant by Rosemary Allix recently. I am so excited to share with you this little treasure. It a travel journal/ quilt book/ collection of stories, and it couldn't be more delightful!

It's no secret I love to travel, and after spending a decade as an international flight attendant for American Airlines, I've had the pleasure of visiting many far off lands. This book, which journals an around-the-world sea voyage that included a quilting class, I found myself relating to so many aspects of the journey as well as the locations described.

This adorable story teller, turned quilter, turned world traveler has put together a gorgeous little book written as a travel diary. The dates, location, photos and stories bring you along her wonderful adventure. The blocks of the quilt represent stops along the way and her interesting photos and funny tales kept making me wish I had been on that ship as well!

With the author's permission, here is a tiny excerpt from one of the journal entries...

27th January
As we have been making our way up the Pacific coast of Central America passengers have been reporting constant sightings of sea inhabitants. But for all the hours I spend gazing out across miles and miles of empty ocean, that’s all I seem to see – empty ocean. It was beginning to feel like that Kit Kat ad with the pandas. I watch intently for hours but the moment I turned my back or go indoors the wildlife come out to play. By the time I get back on deck I am greeted by excited cries of ‘we saw dolphins’, or ‘you missed the turtles’. It was starting to get personal. But this morning, with the coast of Mexico in sight, all that suddenly changed....

She continues on to describe the wonderful see creatures she spots and the style in which she describes her adventures lets you know she had a great sense of humor about all the things she encountered.

There are lovely diagrams and templates for the blocks included with the locations they represent. The book is so well organized and fun to read.  I am so happy that I had the chance to enjoy it! If you would like to find out more information about the book and the author please click HERE and HERE.

Enjoy every story!

Please note that this is NOT an affiliate link, I simply wanted to share something fun that I enjoyed. Other than a free copy of the book, I have not been reimbursed for this information. As always, the opinions expressed are my own. 


  1. Looks like the perfect book for me! Will need to order one.

  2. Thank you for this review. I think it will be the perfect gift to add to the 'Secret Santa' my quilt group organises every Christmas :-)


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