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BlockBase+ Sew Along: Block 6 Link Up

Posted 06-18-2021 by Jenny | Posted in: Block 6 BlockBase+ BlockBase+ Sew Along 2021 Sew Alongs

Time to share our 2734 blocks for the BlockBase+ Sew Along! Here’s mine:

My block finishes at 6″ and I used the foundation printout to make the block.

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 2734 block.*

Come back to the blog on Monday, June 21st to find out which block we’ll be sewing next!

EQ8 Project for Sew Along Quilt

A few people have asked for the EQ8 project for my sew along quilt that I shared in the Block 4 post. Click here to download the EQ8 project. There are placeholder images in the block spaces. You can replace the images with the BlockBase+ blocks from the Block Library, or you can set the photos of your sewn blocks in those spaces.

  • You don’t have to own EQ8 to participate in this sew along. But if you do, feel free to download the project!
  • If you need help linking BlockBase+ to your EQ8 Block Library, visit our support site. Because BlockBase+ is an add-on for EQ8, I couldn’t include the blocks in this free project for download.
  • Here’s a lesson on how to use block photos in your EQ8 quilt designs, if you’d like to replace the images with your block photos.
  • You don’t have to make the same quilt as me! Feel free to be creative and design your own quilt using the sew along blocks.

Giveaway!

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.
Prize: One lucky winner will win a $50 American Express Gift Card and a pack of EQ Printables: Quilter’s Newsprint! The winner will be randomly chosen by the Electric Quilt Company.

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Amy Friend

Posted 06-15-2021 by Christine | Posted in: EQ Pearls of Wisdom

The Electric Quilt Company is 30! The Electric Quilt Company’s Story – How It All Began We’re celebrating 30 years! Since the pearl is the traditional symbol for 30 years, we’re sharing EQ Pearls of Wisdom from our friends! See all Pearls of Wisdom posts. We hope you enjoy the tips and tricks you learn along the way and discover some new quilters or catch up with your favorites! Also, we’d love to hear about YOUR journey with EQ so feel free to tell us your story in the comments on any post! A big THANK YOU to all our customers for your support over the years. We’re looking forward to many more!  This week’s featured friend: Amy Friend! Tell us a bit about yourself Amy! I am a former museum curator turned pattern designer, author, and teacher. I specialize in paper piecing and modern quilt design and I’ve authored

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Split Sunflower-3 Petals

Posted 06-10-2021 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

Welcome to the EQ8 Block Spotlight! Each month we highlight a block from the EQ8 Block Library with a few design ideas. Then we want you to show us what you can do with the block. Whether you’re a brand new EQ8 user or a seasoned pro, come join in the fun! This month’s block: Split Sunflower-3 Petals Where to find it: 03 Foundation Pieced > New York Beauties Design ideas to get you started The quilt below is a 4 x 4 on-point layout. The fabric collection is Lady Bird by Crystal Manning for Moda. I downloaded the fabric collection from Moda’s website. If you’d like to use fabrics from a manufacturer’s website, you can find the steps on our support site. The next quilt uses a layout from the library. This is Hexagonal-3 from the Layouts by Style > Hexagonal section. The Split Sunflower block is set in

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Karen Ackva

Posted 06-08-2021 by coop | Posted in: EQ Pearls of Wisdom

The Electric Quilt Company is 30! The Electric Quilt Company’s Story – How It All Began We’re celebrating 30 years! Since the pearl is the traditional symbol for 30 years, we’re sharing EQ Pearls of Wisdom from our friends! See all Pearls of Wisdom posts. We hope you enjoy the tips and tricks you learn along the way and discover some new quilters or catch up with your favorites! Also, we’d love to hear about YOUR journey with EQ so feel free to tell us your story in the comments on any post! A big THANK YOU to all our customers for your support over the years. We’re looking forward to many more!  This week’s featured friend: Karen Ackva! A bit about Karen! Karen is a small business owner and the friendly face behind easypatchwork – her quilting and training company. She teaches patchwork techniques such as binding & foundation piecing, writes

BlockBase+ Sew Along: Block 6

Posted 06-07-2021 by Jenny | Posted in: Block 6 BlockBase+ BlockBase+ Sew Along 2021 Sew Alongs

It’s time for Block 6 in the BlockBase+ Sew Along! Thanks again to everyone who shared their blocks on Friday. If you haven’t added your block to the link up yet, you can do so at any time in the Block 5 Link Up post. Don’t have the BlockBase+ software yet? It’s not too late to join in! Here on the blog, click Categories > Sew Alongs > BlockBase+ Sew Along 2021 to find all the posts and catch up. Find the BlockBase+ software here > Now that we’ve made it through all the print and export options, I can finally show you my favorite new feature in BlockBase+! In this post, we’re going to take a look at the Quilt Layout option in the Block Toolbar. Let’s get started! Double-click the BlockBase+ icon to open the software (close the Getting Started window, if you still see it when you

BlockBase+ Sew Along: Block 5 Link Up

Posted 06-04-2021 by Jenny | Posted in: Block 5 BlockBase+ BlockBase+ Sew Along 2021 Sew Alongs

Block 5 Link Up time! Let’s show off those 1915b blocks! Here’s mine: My block finishes at 9″. And I’ll give you one guess on which printout I used to piece the block. 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 1915b block.* Come back to the blog on Monday, June 7th to find out which block we’ll be sewing next!

Dance in Paris – Winner Announced!

Posted 06-01-2021 by coop | Posted in: Congratulations

There were so many beautiful designs submitted for last month’s challenge! Check out the creative entries we received here! Thanks to all who participated! Winner One winner was randomly selected! Congratulations to…. Winner: Susan Ketterer “This is a design I was playing with on graph paper and converted to EQ8. I’ve designed by graph paper for years and have been working on learning EQ8. It’s been a fun process. I love playing with the colors.” - Susan K Thanks again to all who participated in this challenge. If you’re looking for another chance to win fabric, check out June’s design challenge!

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