Ellen Ellen’s Christmas Party is a 3-color, 3-fabric quilt in a horizontal setting. It measures 81 x 81 inches. In case you are wondering about the quilt name, EQ7 calls what is commonly known as the 54/40 block “Garden Party” in their block library. That coupled with a Snowball block led me to name this quilt Christmas Party.

This design uses the Inklingo 9″ Storm at Sea and Half Square Triangle 00B Collections. I colored the blocks in EQ7 with fabrics from Toscana and Stonehenge by Northcott.

Ellen (Burton) Pollitt is my 4th great grandmother. She was born in Lancashire, England about 1780. She is a fairly new name in my Williamson line.  I was thrilled to find Ellen’s marriage record to James Pollitt early on in record searches because that gave me her maiden name. Sometimes a woman’s maiden name is elusive. Now to confirm who her parents were…


Ellen’s Christmas Party
81 x 81

39120-2439120-24 Stonehenge

9020-73 Toscana Rainforest9020-73 Toscana Rainforest

9020-30 Toscana Shortbread9020-30 Toscana Shortbread

Purchase and download:

cover-Storm-9-115Inklingo 9” Storm at Sea Collection

cover-Storm-design-115Storm at Sea Design Book

Half Square Triangle Collection 00B

Celtic Solstice Collection

If you want to purchase just one collection, this collection has all the shapes you need to make this quilt.

The Inklingo Handbook

Cheat Sheet

(Download from website or print from collection)

For more information about Inklingo, click here.

Copy the information below to a printed Cheat Sheet.
To figure fabric yardage, see the section “Planning a Quilt” in the Inklingo collection.




# of Shapes

Cut & Print

Page # in shape collection

Fabric 1

  B/BR Combo 100 sets 12] 7.5 x 11″ Landscape &1] 5.5 x 7.75″ 9″ Storm: 10 & 11
HST 3″ 96 8] 8.25 x 12.25″ HST 00B: 58 & 59
Borders 4 9.5″ strips [minimum width – some like to add extra when appliqueing] cut length of fabric to avoid piecing.


Binding strips 9 strips



Fabric 2

  J Square 250 12] 8.5 x 10.75″ &1] 8.5 x 6.75″ 9″ Storm: 34 & 35
Thin Applique Swag 16  Applique PDF
Applique Ribbons 4  Applique PDF

Fabric 3

  H Diamond Half 100 10] 7.5 x 12.5″ Landscape 9″ Storm: 32 & 33
J Square 250 12] 8.5 x 10.75″ &1] 8.5 x 6.75″ 9″ Storm: 34 & 35
9 inch squares 24 24] 9.5” squares


Large Applique Swag 16  Applique PDF

Want to check my math? The Ellen’s Christmas Party Math PDF is here.

 Quilt blocks are pictured on the Math PDF.

Linda’s 1 page PDF guide for sewing B/BR points to Half Diamonds

 You can also use the information above to make this quilt using Storm at Sea Templates and the Easy Angle Ruler. Check the Store tab in my blog header under Rulers for Storm at Sea Templates and the Easy Angle Ruler.

Additional Colorways

Ellen1 recolor
Ellen’s Christmas Party
Recolor 1

39120-2539120-25 Stonehenge

9020-73 Toscana Rainforest9020-73 Rain Forest

9020-11 Toscana Ivory9020-11 Toscana Ivory


Ellen2 recolor
Ellen’s Christmas Party
Recolor 2

39120-2139120-21 Stonehenge

3937-1723937-172 Stonehenge

3956-103956-10 Stonehenge


Quilting with Inklingo – Snowball Quilt Blocks

Inklingo Celtic Solstice Mystery with Bonnie Hunter
This is a video for Clue 1 of Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice Mystery but it has great information about printing and sewing the half diamonds and star points.


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