EQ Block Base – Block 5

Things are starting to shape up in the Electric Quilt Block Base project. This is block number 5 in the project, so the personality of the quilt is starting to emerge.

This block is #1775 in the Block Base software. It was a fast and easy block to sew together which is always a plus. This is a photo of what the blocks look like so far:


The new block posted today is another fun pin wheel block. I can now start choosing colors based on what I have done already to make sure these blocks are going to coordinate. If you use Electric Quilt software, of if you have the Block Base software, it’s not too late to join us in project! Click on over to www.electricquilt.com and check out all the other Block Base projects posted on the blog.

Until next time,


Playing Catch-up!



Our son Ben’s wedding is now a warm memory. I have taken down the Thanksgiving decorations and put them away.  I was finally able to take the time to catch up on some sewing. I feel like I haven’t been in my sewing room for a month!

The first project was finishing Blocks 3 and 4 in the EQ Block-Base Sew-Along. This is Block 3, which is #2448 in the Block Base software.


I may have gone a little overboard on this one. I will wait to see how it plays with the other blocks and decide whether or not to do it over. I actually like the colors in this block, but the variety of patterns may be too much.
This is block #4, which is 2049 in the Block Base software:
I made this block a lot calmer, with lots of white space, to compensate for the craziness of block #3. This is the first four blocks as a group:
The next project was to finish my block for Rachel in the Around the World Quilt Bee II. Rachel asked for a geometric block using “berry” colors. Her starter block used lavender, dark pink and some orange, so I put orange in mine, too, for a little interest. This block is called “Braided Bounds.”
I took the photo at night in low light, and the flash distorted the colors, unfortunately. This is better in person. It was a little tricky sewing the pinwheel units to the center square, but I enjoyed making this block.
So, it is back to the machine to get started on Block #5 for the Block Base Sew-Along, which was posted Monday. I am hoping to get ahead of the game this week.
Be sure to come back and see some more photos of quilts from Festival in Houston.
Until next time,

EQ Block Base Sew-Along ~ Block 2

This is block 2741 from Electric Quilt’s Block Base software. It is the second block in the Block Base Sew-Along. (You can get more details by going to the EQ blog at www.doyoueq.com).

I am continuing to use a lavender/purple/lime green color scheme. I made some color changes to the original block by making all the star points a solid dark purple which makes them more prominent. The white area in the floral makes the points disappear at the center, so I should have been more careful with the fabric placement.

These are my first two blocks together:


The lower block looks more blue than it is in person. I am still experimenting with photos in Word Press, which behaves very differently than my prior blogger site, so bear with me!

Hope you are having a great week so far,