Time to share our 3222 blocks for the BlockBase+ Sew Along! Here’s mine:
My block finishes at 6″ and I used the foundation printout to make the block.
BlockBase+ Sew Along Review
Let’s take a few minutes to look at how much we’re learned and accomplished together through this sew along!
We learned how to navigate around the BlockBase+ screen and how to print a rotary cutting chart with Block 1273.
With Block 2898, we tried out the different display options and printed the templates.
We used all the fantastic Search options and printed the foundation pattern for Block 1638.
For Block 785.7, we used Zoom in the Block Toolbar and learned about the Block print option.
We explored the export options and Help buttons with Block 1915b and reviewed how to use the SVG export with a digital cutter.
Using Block 2734, we were inspired by the Quilt Layout options and previewed the block in seven different quilts.
We learned how to use the Save as PDF option with Block 2564.
And with Block 3222 we used the new options available in the BlockBase+ Update to print the Favorites blocks and export them for EQ8!
We sewed blocks from eight different categories in BlockBase+!
05 Realistic • 08 Four Patch • 09 Equal Nine Patch • 10 Unequal 9 Patch Small Center • 14 Square in a Square • 15 Maltese Cross • 16 Nine X • 18 Three Patch Patterns
I think most of us sewed a block or two that was a little out of our “comfort zone” which is a fantastic way to improve your sewing skills and boost your creativity! GREAT job everyone!
BlockBase+ Sew Along Sampler Quilt
I made all of the sew along blocks at the default sizes listed in BB+. If you’d like to make the same sampler quilt that I made, you can download the piecing instructions here. If you own EQ8, click here to download the EQ8 project file for the sampler quilt. Remember, you don’t have to make the same quilt as me! The idea behind this sew along is that we all make the same blocks, but the size of the blocks and the finished quilt can be different for everyone. Feel free to add more blocks to your sew along quilt. There are 4000+ blocks in BlockBase+, so I’m sure you’ve seen some other blocks while working in the software that you’d love to make!
Just a little reminder that we’ll have a giveaway at the end of the sew along! The Quilt Link Up post will be published on Monday, August 16th. If you add your BB+ Sew Along Quilt to the link up by Sunday, August 22nd, you’ll be entered in the giveaway! Here are the details:
- To be eligible to win, your quilt must include all eight blocks from the sew along. You can add as many additional blocks as you’d like, but the quilt top must include all the blocks from the sew along too.
- Finished quilts and quilt tops (not yet quilted) are both acceptable.
- Quilt photo must be added to the Quilt Link Up post by 11:59pm ET on Sunday, August 22, 2021.
- One entry per person.
To Link Up Your Photo
When you post your photo below, please tell us what size you made the block, which printout you used from BlockBase+, and anything else you’d like to share about the block!
Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and then click Browse to include the image of your sewn block.
*Please only post a photo of your sewn 3222 block.*
Come back to the blog on Monday, August 16 to share a photo of your sew along quilt!