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. We hope these posts will inspire you to try something new and expand your EQ skills! :-)

This month’s block: Uneven Cross X

Where to find it: 02 Contemporary Pieced > Good Alternate Blocks

Design ideas to get you started

This first quilt uses a vertical strip quilt layout. The strip styles alternate between Pieced Blocks and Half Drop Blocks and the Uneven Cross X block is set in all the spaces.

My second quilt uses the Hexagonal – 1 layout from the Layout Library (Layouts by Style > Hexagonal). The featured block is used in the six center block spaces.

What would you design with the Uneven Cross X 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.