Welcome to the EQ8 Block Spotlight! 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.

Whether you’re a brand new EQ8 user or a seasoned pro, come join in the fun!

This month’s block: Rising Star

Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Compasses

Design ideas to get you started

This first design uses a Layout Library quilt from the Medallions–On-Point section. I used the Rising Star block and drew a single star point block to use in some of the clipped triangle spaces.

For the second quilt I used a standard horizontal layout and alternated the Rising Star block with a block I drew on the Block Worktable. I used the Rising Star block as a guide so that I could draw the same patches in the corners to create the secondary star affect when the blocks are set next to each other.

What would you design with the Rising Star 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.