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EQ8 Block Spotlight

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Western Spy

Posted 01-10-2021 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

Welcome to the first EQ8 Block Spotlight post of 2021! 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. If you’re a brand new EQ8 user, I hope you’ll join in the fun! This monthly series is great motivation to dig into the software and practice your new EQ8 skills. And if you’ve been using EQ8 for a while, I hope these posts will inspire you to try something new! Don’t forget to comment on other quilter’s designs too. Let’s build each other up! This month’s block: Western Spy Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Eight-Pointed Stars Design ideas to get you started This block is so great on its own; it doesn’t need a fancy layout to shine! This is a simple 4 x 4 horizontal

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Comet

Posted 12-10-2020 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. Whether you’re a brand new EQ8 user or a seasoned pro, come join in the fun! And don’t forget to comment on other quilter’s designs too. Let’s build each other up! This month’s block: Comet Where to find it: 02 Contemporary Pieced > Kaleidoscopes Design ideas to get you started I think this block looks so different just by setting it in an on-point layout! At first glance, you may think this quilt is made up of two different blocks with some fancy interwoven sashing. But it’s just a 3 x 3 on-point layout with the Comet block set in every space. I finished the quilt off with an Auto Border from the

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Checkerboard

Posted 11-10-2020 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. Whether you’re a brand new EQ8 user or a seasoned pro, come join in the fun! This month’s block: Checkerboard Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Four X Design ideas to get you started This block is pretty simple, but that gives you plenty of space for creativity! I look forward to seeing what everyone does with this block. My first quilt is a 5 x 5 horizontal layout. I alternated the original Checkerboard block with a simplified version of the block where I deleted the lines in the center square. It is mostly colored with Tula Pink fabrics and I did a little fussy cutting with the floral print. The

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Origami Star

Posted 10-10-2020 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. Whether you’re a brand new EQ8 user or a seasoned pro, come join in the fun! This month’s block: Origami Star Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Five- and Six-Pointed Stars Design ideas to get you started This first quilt is an on-point layout. I made an alternate block to go with the Origami Star by deleting all the lines inside the circle. The stencil was created using the StencilMaker tool on the Block Worktable (you have to choose Applique > Motif as your block style to access this tool). I used the Holliberry collection by Corey Yoder to color my quilt, which you can find in the EQ Stash Online

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Native American Motif

Posted 09-10-2020 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. Whether you’re a brand new EQ8 user or a seasoned pro, come join in the fun! This month’s block: Native American Motif Where to find it: 06 Motifs > Folk Motifs Before you start designing, keep in mind this design is a motif. Motifs work 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. A couple design ideas to get you started For my first quilt, the featured design is the centerpiece of a folk art medallion quilt. I combined it with several other

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Prickly Pickle – 9 Points

Posted 08-10-2020 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. Whether you’re a brand new EQ8 user or a seasoned pro, come join in the fun! This month’s block: Prickly Pickle – 9 Points Where to find it: 03 Foundation Pieced > Pickle Dish A couple design ideas to get you started I have a very traditional quilt and a very modern quilt to share this month! My first quilt is a simple 6 x 6 horizontal layout. I wanted to let all that piecing shine by using solid colors. If I’m going to work at making all those precise points, I don’t want to distract from them by using busy prints! This pickle block made me think of a leaf, so that was

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Geometric Star 2 Stripe

Posted 07-10-2020 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. Whether you’re a brand new EQ8 user or a seasoned pro, come join in the fun! This month’s block: Geometric Star 2 Stripe Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Priscilla A couple design ideas to get you started I love this block! It’s difficult to only share two quilts in the post when you end up with a Sketchbook full of designs that you love. The first quilt I’m sharing is a 3 x 3 on-point layout with two Corner Blocks borders. I used the Cider collection from BasicGrey to color the quilt. It may be 100 degrees today, but I’m already thinking fall! It’s always fun to see what a block

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