Saturday, 13 October 2012

Blockbase Sew Along # 1

This is the first block of the Blockbase Sew Along held over at the EQ blog 'Behind the Mouse'.

The block is called Seesaw and is #1336 from Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns.

I made the block 8 inches square and kept the colouring to 4 different fabrics, making the centre light instead of a darker shade. The fabric is from a Jelly roll (30's Playtime, Chloe's Closet) from Moda fabrics that has just been sitting around here and I am hoping that I can use some of it for the upcoming blocks , substituting it with other pieces of fabric from my stash when I need bigger pieces.

I think this block turned out really pretty. Was really surprised by how the choice of fabric changed the look of the block.  Might have to do it again though as the first attempt turned out a bit wonky on the corners.

Have a look at the EQ blog site at all the different blocks

Until next time



  1. I really like this block! I've been looking at their blog. Wish I had BlockBase.

  2. I was really surprised at this block...really liked how it turned out. Also interesting at the EQ blog to see what a difference in appearance this block makes with different combinations of fabric. I rotary cut this block..noticed that many people used paper -piecing for this. Not sure that is necessary for this block.


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