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.

If you’re a brand new EQ8 user, I hope you’ll join in the fun! This monthly series is great motivation to dig into the software and practice your new EQ8 skills. And if you’ve been using EQ8 for a while, I hope these posts will inspire you to try something new! :-)

This month’s block: Twisted Log Cabin 2

Where to find it: 03 Foundation Pieced > Twists

Design ideas to get you started

This first quilt design is an on-point layout with sashing. I colored the outer patches in the Twist blocks with the background fabric to soften the hard edges of the block.

For my second quilt, I used the Hexagonal – 12 layout from the Layout Library (Layouts by Style > Hexagonal). To increase the size of the quilt, I added borders to the top and bottom sides of the quilt. The Twist block is set in the six center spaces, and the rest of the spaces are just colored with solid fabrics.

What would you design with the Twisted Log Cabin 2 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.

Don’t forget to comment on other quilter’s designs too. Let’s build each other up!