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: Around the World

Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Drunkard’s Path

Design ideas to get you started

I used quilts from the Layout Library for both of my designs this month. This first quilt is the On-Point Medallions – 18 layout. I used the Around the World block and the first simple Drunkard’s Path block in the layout. The fabrics are all from the Beyond Bella collection by Annie Brady for Moda. You can find this collection in the Stash 2022-Download 01 add-on.

For my second quilt, I used the Stars – 19 layout. The original Around the World block is set in the square block spaces in the layout. I made a simplified version of the block to set in the center star point spaces.

What would you design with the Around the World 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!