Welcome to the EQ8 Block Spotlight! 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.

Whether you’re a brand new EQ8 user or a seasoned pro, come join in the fun!

This month’s block: Mosaic, No. 19

Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Antique Mosaics

Design ideas to get you started

I made a quick video on how I built the first quilt. This is just for fun and inspiration! No need to follow the same steps as I did to make your quilt. The best part of Block Spotlight posts are seeing everyone’s creative use of the same block!

NOTE: This video does not have any audio.

For my second quilt, I edited the block to the Block Worktable and drew a diagonal line from the top-left corner to bottom-right corner. I colored one half of the block with more saturated fabrics, and the other half with lighter fabrics.

Then I set the block in a horizontal layout with sashing and had fun rotating the block around.

What would you design with the Mosaic, No. 19 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.