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Around the Block | Round Robin Quilt Block 7 with Ellen

Block 7 of the Round Robin has been designed by Ellen.  She is the delightful owner and designer for The Long Thread.

I have been big fan of Ellen’s since I started blogging and was very lucky and totally excited to happen upon her booth at Fall Quilt Market.   We chatted for a good bit, I drooled over her book and designs.  I was lucky enough to receive a copy of her book: 1-2-3 Quilt and adore it!  It has wonderful projects that are great for any style or level of sewer.  {check down below and you’ll find that you can win a copy for yourself this week!}

It was truly delightful!  I have admired her work and blog for so long I was a little star struck.   Even more so when she agreed to design for the Round Robin.

Here is Ellen’s Quilt Block~

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Double Diamond Quilt Block

What Ellen says about here block:

With half-square triangles and matching points, this block is a great challenge for a beginning quilter. The completed block is 12 1/2″ square and you’ll need a fat quarter of four different fabrics to create one block. I used some of the linen/cotton blend fabrics that I designed for Kokka. Use solids for simplicity or make it your own by trying one of the alternate block options.

This is part of the Round Robin Quilt Along Series-– for previous blocks and for theschedule of designers.clickety click here.

Round Robin 2014 | 12 designers | 12 Quilt Blocks |

Materials needed:

4 fabrics- the main color will be the thick stripe down the center of each corner block.

Remember the the fabric that you put in the corners will also connect, making a secondary pattern.

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It’s your turn to sew the Double Diamond Quilt Block

*Hop on over here for the complete quilt block tutorial*

If you are in love with the quilt block, Ellen has designed a layout for you to use it in a quilt.   Picking contrasting fabric is the key – the end result will be striking.


Get to know Ellen a little better:

Ellen Luckett Baker is author of the blog The Long Thread (, where she writes about crafts and sewing. She is a fabric designer for the Japanese company Kokka and author of  1, 2, 3 Sew and 1, 2, 3 Quilt from Chronicle Books. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters.

She recently just released this fabric line with Kokka:


You can follow Ellen here:

Blog- The Long Thread



Now for the Giveaway 

Winner of last weeks prize: Candi Long congrats!  She posted this quilt block:

This weeks Giveaway is provided by



Winner will be sent a copy of Ellen’s newest book:  1-2-3 Quilt

How do you enter?  You will need to upload one image of your quilt block to the flickr group.  Winner will be announced next week with the next quilt block.

For all the Quilt Blocks in the Round Robin- Clickety Click here.


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3 thoughts on “Around the Block | Round Robin Quilt Block 7 with Ellen

  1. Marilyn Robichaud

    Ellen’s fabric line is absolutely beautiful with the butterflies, which I love. I believe this fabric line is a real winner!!

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