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: Triple 3-D Zig Zag Border

Where to find it: 09 Border Blocks > Triangular

Design ideas to get you started

Even though this block comes from the Border Blocks section of the library, it doesn’t limit your ability to use the block however you’d like! Because it’s an asymmetric block, it’s fun to set this block in a horizontal layout and play with the Symmetry tool. After a little bit of experimentation with Symmetry, I landed on this first quilt design.

I decided to let the block fulfill its “border destiny”  ;-) in my second design and used it in a Corner Blocks border around a Dahlia medallion design. Setting the block in the long sides of a Corner Blocks border elongates the block. If you want to use it as a true Zig Zag border, you can use the Blocks border style and set the number of blocks accordingly in the palette.

What would you design with the Triple 3-D Zig Zag Border 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!