Welcome to the EQ8 Block Spotlight series! 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. Let’s get creative!

This month’s block: Flowering Snowball

Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Orange Peels

A few design ideas to get you started

My first quilt uses an on-point layout. It alternates the original Flowering Snowball block with a variation I created with flying geese in the diagonals.

Below is the original block (left) and the flying geese variation (right).

The second quilt uses a vertical strip quilt layout. I drew a simple rectangular block with a triangle patch to set next to the snowball blocks.

What would you design with the Flowering Snowball block? Post a quilt or two in the comments below. It can be as simple or as complex as you’d like (it just has to use the featured block!).

If you’d like to to turn off the black outlines around the patches like I have in the quilts above, click the Hide/show quilt patch outlines button on the main toolbar before exporting your images. For more help with this feature, visit the Support site.

Export an Image of your Quilt

  1. On the Quilt Worktable, click the PRINT & EXPORT tab.
  2. Click Export in the ribbon.
  3. In the palette on the left, click Image.
  4. Type a name for your image and click the Save button. (Make sure you know where you’re saving the image on your computer. We recommend saving to your My EQ8 > Images folder.)

In the comment form below, tell us a little bit about your design and then click Browse to include the image of your quilt.