Friday, 24 August 2012


I ordered BlockBase about a week and a half ago and it arrived yesterday! Cannot believe how quick that was.

This is what Block Base is about: BlockBase has virtually every pieced block published from 1836-1970 – over 4300 patterns, ready to print as patterns. It is based on Barbara Brackman’s book 'Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns'. Have a look at Barbara Brackman's Material Culture blog  to see how she is using it.

Had a look this morning and wow, yes, I am in heaven...this certainly gets the creative juices flowing...had a look at Scrap Quilts this morning and have come up with a number of designs, however I am not going to rush things as I am working on my UFOs. Repeat, I am not going to start another project...

Determined to get that English Paper Piecing project finished. Will post my progress in the next few days linking up with Leah Day's suggestion of UFO Sunday as I do have a few questions about this project and chances are, somebody will have done this before. Then on to the table runner that has been sitting there for weeks now waiting to be quilted. Might do as Leah Day suggested in Quilt Along #28 - Auditioning Designs and try to draw out different designs for quilting it, maybe that will help me to decide.

Can't remember whether I put a picture up of this, but here it is, patiently waiting to be quilted

I am hesitating because I would like to do something different with it, except cannot figure out exactly what this 'something different' might will come to me, I hope.

Anyway, until next time



  1. Block Base sounds exciting. Look forward to seeing some great quilts

    Regards Pauline

  2. It is very handy, because of all the different organises your thinking and the choices become a bit easier. I am very impressed with it. Lots of planning going on in my head at the moment, but not a lot of action.


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