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: Nine Patch Art Square

Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Diamond in a Square

Design ideas to get you started

I used a standard 4×4 horizontal layout for my first quilt. I alternated the Nine Patch Art Square block with the default Mosaic, No. 2(2) block. Coloring this way gives the illusion of an on-point setting.

For my second quilt, I used the Stars-19 layout from the library. The featured block is set in the center star point spaces and the default Nine Patch is set in the outer diamond spaces. I must be in a blue mood this month! :-)

What would you design with the Nine Patch Art Square 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.