BlockBase Sew Along

Explore all BlockBase has to offer with EQ’s Jenny Novinsky.

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 6

Posted 12-10-2012 by | Posted in: Block 6 BlockBase Sew Along

We’ve reached the halfway mark of the sew along! I hope everyone has enjoyed making these blocks and, most importantly, that you’re getting to know the BlockBase software a little better. Block #2354 *Remember, if you’re keeping all your sew along blocks in the same project, open the project now so you can add this new block.* This block is also called Crazy Pieces. It sounded like an appropriate block for this time of year as the holidays can be quite hectic for many of us (and maybe even a little crazy at times!). Let’s try out another one of the search tools in BlockBase and do a Wildcard search for the word crazy. Open BlockBase and click the Wildcard Search tool. In the window that appears, type crazy and click the Search button. All of the blocks with the word crazy in the name appear on the Search Results

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 5 Link Up!

Posted 12-07-2012 by | Posted in: Block 5 BlockBase Sew Along

Block #1755 link up time! Fabrics used: Green: Andalucia by Patty Young for Michael Miller Fabrics; Red: Lark by Amy Butler for Westminster Fibers; Light Blue: Montecito by Jenni Calo for Connecting Threads; Dark Blue: Pearadise by Jenni Calo for Connecting Threads As I did with block #4, I made this block 5″ and I used the foundation printout as my pattern. It’s not an ideal size for a block built on a 3 x 3 grid, but the foundation pattern keeps you accurate! To Link Up Your Photo Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and make sure you select an image for your comment (this will be the photo of your block). If you have a blog, make sure to add your site too. If you wrote a post for this block, please link directly to that post. Let’s

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 5

Posted 11-26-2012 by | Posted in: Block 5 BlockBase Sew Along

Ready for Block 5? Block #1755 *Remember, if you’re keeping all your sew along blocks in the same project, open the project now so you can add this new block.* Open BlockBase and click the Search by Number tool. Type in 1755 and click Search. The block appears on the Search Results tab. Click the Print Block tool and choose your pattern type. Now type in your  finished size (BlockBase adds the seam allowance for you). Preview your printout and then click Print. If you’re saving all your sew along blocks in the same project, click the Add to Project tool and then the Save Project tool. —————————————————– BlockBase & EQ7 It sounds like many of you participating in the sew along also have EQ7, so today I’m sharing some information about using BlockBase and EQ7 together. If you have both programs, BlockBase appears as a link in your Block

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 4 Link Up!

Posted 11-23-2012 by | Posted in: Block 4 BlockBase Sew Along

Let’s link up those #2049 blocks! Fabrics used: Blue & Green Floral: Petal Pushers by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics; Dark Blue Floral: Modern Workshop by Liesl Gibson of oliver + s for Moda Fabrics; Light Blue: Petal Pushers by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics; Green: Pearadise by Jenni Calo for Connecting Threads; White: Calypso by Maywood Studio My previous 3 blocks were 10″, but I went a little smaller this time and made this block 5″. All these squares and rectangles were perfect for rotary cutting, but I’m glad I could use the foundation pattern when working with such small pieces! To Link Up Your Photo Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and make sure you select an image for your comment (this will be the photo of your block). If you have a blog, make sure to add

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 4

Posted 11-12-2012 by | Posted in: Block 4 BlockBase Sew Along

Welcome to Block 4 of the BlockBase Sew Along! Block #2049 *Remember, if you’re keeping all your sew along blocks in the same project, open the project now so you can add this new block.* Open BlockBase and click the Search by Number tool. Type in 2049 and click Search. There’s our block on the Search Results tab. This time I’d like to direct your attention to the left pane of the screen where block info is displayed. Notice that under the block name it says “Nancy Cabot 1938″. This is the block’s source (where it was first published) and you can click on the link to see more info. Nancy Cabot was the pen name of Loretta Leitner Rising and she produced hundreds of blocks for the Chicago Tribune. Try Search by Source > Cabot, Nancy in BlockBase- there are over 700 blocks! Finding the source of a block

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 3 Link Up!

Posted 11-09-2012 by | Posted in: Block 3 BlockBase Sew Along

I hope everyone enjoyed making their #2448 blocks! I had the hardest time choosing fabrics for this block (most of which came from the Kaleidoscope collection by Deborah Edwards for Northcott). I love the transparency effect that the original BlockBase coloring shows and I tried to mimic it, but I think I might have missed the mark a bit. Ah well, live and learn! It’s a gorgeous block either way. I look forward to seeing how everyone else choose to color the block. To Link Up Your Photo Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and make sure you select an image for your comment (this will be the photo of your block). If you have a blog, make sure to add your site too. If you wrote a post for this block, please link directly to that post. Let’s visit

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 3

Posted 10-29-2012 by | Posted in: Block 3 BlockBase Sew Along

Here we are at block 3! Block #2448 *Remember, if you’re keeping all your sew along blocks in the same project, open the project now so you can add this new block.* Open BlockBase and click the Search by Number tool. Type in 2448 and click Search. Our pretty block pops on screen! I’d like to show you a fun feature of BlockBase. Move your mouse cursor on top of the block and then right-click. In the context menu that appears, click Quick Quilt. A 4 x 4 quilt layout appears, filled with the selected block. What a wonderful way to quickly see what this block would look like in a quilt! I love the secondary design created at the sides & corners of this block. Click the X at the top-right corner of the window to close the quilt. With Block #2448 still selected, click the Print Block tool

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