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: Diamond Ring

Where to find it: 02 Contemporary Pieced > Kaleidoscopes

A few design ideas to get you started

Fall is in the air! So I used what I like to call a “harvest palette.” :-) The large square in the middle of this block was calling out for something special, so I set flower motifs on Layer 2 in the space. I also added quilting stencils on Layer 3.

For my second design, I wanted to accentuate the star created in the corners where these blocks meet. This is an on-point layout (the second style) with the Number of Blocks set to 2 for both Horizontal and Vertical.

What would you design with the Diamond Ring 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.