The Fat Quarter Shop is so excited to welcome Ellen Luckett Baker for the first time to the Jolly Jabber. Ellen’s debut fabric collection for Moda Fabrics is Quilt Blocks.
Q: What or who would you dedicate this collection to? Do you have an inspiration board?
A:Well, I guess this Quilt Blocks collection was inspired by my interest in geometry, so I’d consider my junior high geometry teacher but she wasn’t very nice. She had a little plastic toy hammer that she would bop kids on the head with if they got the answer wrong. Unfortunately I gave a lot of incorrect answers. So let’s say I’d dedicate it to my daughters. My use of pink and purple was definitely inspired by them — colors I never would have used before they were born.
I’m not even organized enough to have an inspiration board outside of my head. Sometimes I tape things onto the wall, but mostly I do this with my own work to stare at it for days and make millions of tiny changes. I’m a master of indecision.
Q: What is your favorite project using this collection?
A:I love what Katy from Fat Quarterly did. I think seeing what people make will prove to be the most exciting part of this fabric design process.
Q: If time travel became possible, what year would you want to be in?
A:I don’t feel much nostalgia for the past as I’m pretty sure we’re better off now. But I might like to live in Jane Austen’s world of the early 1800s, but only for a few days.
Q:If you had to change your first name what would you change it to?
A:Snooki. I think it suits me perfectly.
Q:What was your favorite childhood TV show?
A:Three’s Company. You just never knew what trouble those crazy kids would get into next.
Q:Who is the most famous person you have ever met?
A:Jon Stewart. These days it’s tough for me to stay up to catch his show.
Q:What is your favorite App to play on your phone?
A:I’m old-fashioned and do not have apps on my phone. Just use it to check e-mail, talk and now I’ve finally entered the brave new world of texting.
Q:If you could marry a technology, what would it be?
A:Well, I’m married to an IT Manager, so I’ve pretty much done that. He’s constantly hacking things.
My Quilt Blocks selection came yesterday – I love them – I don't think any of the photos do them justice! I need more!
I feel star struck being a native Atlanta native myself. I went to you site and I will be getting you book.
Fun interview and wonderful fabrics!
It's so great seeing the fabrics sewn up ~ especially like the little skirt. The colors are really wonderful too! Got to get me some!