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: Stocking with Polka Dots

Where to find it: 05 Contemporary Applique > Holiday – Christmas

Design ideas to get you started

There are so many cute Christmas blocks in this section of the library, I couldn’t help but use a bunch of them in my first quilt design! This is a Horizontal Strip layout. I alternated Pieced Blocks strips of varying sizes with narrow Plain strips.

The featured Stocking block is in one of the center strips. I also made a few variations of the stocking block by deleting the polka dots and adding some different motifs on the Block Worktable.

For my second design, I thought I’d go with something much simpler and design a pillow. I combined two versions of the stocking in one block, then used the Wreathmaker to repeat the two stockings around. This design has much more potential to be finished in time for Christmas! :-D

What would you design with the Stocking with Polka Dots 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!).

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.