Welcome to the first EQ8 Block Spotlight post of 2023! 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. We hope these posts will inspire you to try something new and expand your EQ skills! :-)

This month’s block: Raspberry Cheesecake

Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Nine Patch Stars

Design ideas to get you started

I used a simple Horizontal layout with several wide borders for my first quilt. These gray January days are calling out for some bright, happy colors!

I alternated the original Raspberry Cheesecake block with a variation I created by adding seams to the four corners of the block.

For my second quilt, I used a Vertical Strip layout. The center strip is a Half Drop Blocks style, and the two adjacent strips are Pieced Blocks strips.

What would you design with the Raspberry Cheesecake 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.