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: Sixteen Points
Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Four Patch
Design ideas to get you started
The large center square in this block is calling out for something special—fussy cut fabric, a quilting stencil, or another block! I used the Serendipity-Merge Blocks feature to put the Turnstile block in the center square of the Sixteen Points block. The new merged block became the focal point of this spring medallion design.
For my second quilt, I used Merge Blocks again to put a LeMoyne Star in the center of the Sixteen Points block. BasicGrey is one my favorite designers, so I used the Decorum collection by BasicGrey for Moda to color my quilt. You can find this fabric collection in the EQ Stash Online 2022 Download 01 add-on for EQ8.
What would you design with the Sixteen Points 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
- On the Quilt Worktable, click the PRINT & EXPORT tab.
- Click Export in the ribbon.
- In the palette on the left, click Image.
- 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!