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: Rick-Rack Star

Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Eight-Pointed Stars

Design ideas to get you started

This block looked like the perfect centerpiece for a medallion quilt to me. This is a 1 x 1 horizontal layout surrounded by 11 borders of different styles and sizes. The fabrics are from the Flirtation collection by Zen Chic for Moda.

‘Tis the season! I love holiday quilts, so I couldn’t help but design another Christmas quilt this month. The featured block is used in the four center block spaces of this on-point layout. I removed the center star and frame to create the block used in the outside setting triangle spaces. These fabrics are from the Cozy Wonderland collection by Fancy That Design House for Moda.

What would you design with the Rick-Rack 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.