Ohhh Ellen Luckett Baker, You WON Quilt Market Fall 2013

Do you know The Long Thread?  It’s Ellen Luckett Baker’s sewing pseudonym.  I mean, sewing aliases are the best.  We obviously support them.  But if we look out over the sea of Quilt Market Fall 2013, that girl Ellen Luckett Baker wins the prize.  With her dusty tones of off beat color made only more sophisticated by the linen substrate that her Japanese manufactured designs are printed on, The Garden collection for Kokka won Best Prize at Market, according to me.

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Take a look at her space in Kokka’s booth.

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My goal is to become friends with Ellen.  Her books are FANTASTIC!  And we’ve been threatening to make the clamshell pillow found in her 1-2-3 Quilt book, which is boss.  Put that on the list of things to create!  Here’s a photo taken from Ellen’s website thelongthread.com of the clam shell pillow.  Now imagine it in these fabrics from her collection The Garden.  OH MY GOD.  So good.52

Congrats on the award, Ellen.  Let’s get to sewing!!!IMG_2634