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EQ8 Block Spotlight

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Butterfly 17

Posted 04-10-2019 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

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. Let’s get creative! This month we’re using a motif from the Block Library. Motifs work just a little differently than blocks. Motifs do not have a background patch, so they can’t be set on Layer 1 of a standard quilt layout. Visit our Support site for more info on setting motifs in a quilt layout. This month’s block: Butterfly 17 Where to find it: 06 Motifs > Butterflies A few design ideas to get you started I was thinking of a baby shower gift for this first design. You can never go wrong with a classic Variable Star quilt, and the butterfly motif adds just a touch of whimsy. I love when I

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Double Windmill

Posted 03-10-2019 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

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. Let’s get creative! This month’s block: Double Windmill Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Old Favorites A few design ideas to get you started I wanted to use the light blue triangles at the top and bottom center of this block as “connectors” to surrounding blocks. So I drew a couple of blocks with rectangles the same width as the triangles and created a winding path across the quilt. Reminds of that old computer game Pipe Dream! If you set these blocks in an on-point layout, those triangles make a subtle diagonal stripe across the layout. Fun! What would you design with the Double Windmill block? Post a quilt or two

EQ8 Block Spotlight: On-Point Heart 3

Posted 02-10-2019 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

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. Since it’s February, I couldn’t help but choose a heart block for this month! This month’s block: On-Point Heart 3 Where to find it: 03 Foundation Pieced > Holidays – Other A few design ideas to get you started For my first quilt, I used a selection of reproduction fabrics from the Themes section of the EQ8 Fabric Library. I also used Create Serendipity > Tilt Block to add setting triangles around the on-point block so I could use it in a horizontal layout. For more info on the Tilt Block feature, visit our Support site. My second quilt uses the Square in a Square – 6 layout from the Layout Library (Layouts by

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Star and Chains

Posted 01-11-2019 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

It’s the first EQ8 Block Spotlight post of 2019! I look forward to a fun and inspiring year of designing with you all! Whether you’ve been using EQ for years or you are brand new to the software, I hope you’ll join us each month for these design challenges. What is 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! Let’s get creative! This month’s block: Star and Chains Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Ladies Art Company A few design ideas to get you started This block is just begging to be the focal block for a medallion quilt! I love these pastels against the dark gray background. Since my first quilt was so dark, I thought I’d lighten it up

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Amaryllis Bulb

Posted 12-10-2018 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

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! Let’s get creative! This month’s block: Amaryllis Bulb Where to find it: 02 Contemporary Pieced > Flora A few design ideas to get you started For this quilt, I’ve set the block in a 2 x 2 on-point layout (the second on-point option). Playing with the coloring makes this look more complex than it really is! Even though it’s a little late to start a quilt for this Christmas, I’ve still got holiday colors on the brain! Here’s a little wallhanging using this month’s block. What would you design with the Amaryllis Bulb block? Post a quilt or two in the comments below. It can be as simple or as complex as you’d

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Double Wheel – 9 Spokes

Posted 11-10-2018 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

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! Let’s get creative! This month’s block: Double Wheel – 9 Spokes Where to find it: 03 Foundation Pieced > Wheels A few design ideas to get you started I took a modern approach with this first quilt. It’s a simple 4 x4 horizontal layout, but I drew a “blocky” version of the wheel to pair with the original. The wheel block reminded me of wreaths, so I used it in the border of this holiday-inspired quilt. What would you design with the Double Wheel – 9 Spokes 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

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Crossing Branches

Posted 10-10-2018 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

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! Let’s get creative! This month’s block: Crossing Branches Where to find it: 04 Classic Applique > Crossing Designs A few design ideas to get you started I was inspired by the greens and teals in the original block–they feel so calming to me. I used those colors as my jumping off point and paired the applique block with a star block from the 01 Classic Pieced > Stars section. For this tablerunner design I added a flower motif to the center of the Crossing Branches block. I love a good pop of color in a black and white quilt! What would you design with the Crossing Branches block? Post a quilt or two

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