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EQ8 Block Spotlight

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Goose Frame

Posted 11-10-2022 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. We hope these posts will inspire you to try something new and expand your EQ skills! This month’s block: Goose Frame Where to find it: 02 Contemporary Pieced > Frames Design ideas to get you started The blocks in the Frames section of the library all have a larger center square. This square can be used for something special like a photo, fussy cutting a special fabric, or merging with another block (Create Serendipity > Merge Block). I choose to edit the Goose Frame block to the Block Worktable and draw some new lines in the center square. I alternated this variation block with another block from the Frames section (which I also

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Hearts & Sunflowers

Posted 10-10-2022 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. We hope these posts will inspire you to try something new and expand your EQ skills! This month’s block: Hearts & Sunflowers Where to find it: 04 Classic Applique > Eight Elements Design ideas to get you started My first quilt uses a simple on-point layout. I made a wider sashing and used a block from the 10 Sashing > Star Sashing section of the library to create the stars at the cornerstones. I also copied one of the hearts from the Hearts & Sunflowers block to make a single-heart block to set in the cornerstones. This next design was created by using the WreathMaker feature multiple times on different elements of the

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Flower Basket

Posted 09-10-2022 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. I hope these posts will inspire you to try something new! This month’s block: Flower Basket Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Baskets (Traditional) Design ideas to get you started I used the Frame Block feature available in Create Serendipity to rotate and frame the block. Then I could set it in a horizontal layout and the basket would be pointing “up,” instead of angled to the side. If you’d like to simply add setting triangles to the four sides of a block (rather than a fancy frame), you could use the Tilt Block feature to rotate the block 45 degrees. My second quilt uses the On-Point Medallions-2 quilt from the

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Around the World

Posted 08-10-2022 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. 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! This month’s block: Around the World Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Drunkard’s Path Design ideas to get you started I used quilts from the Layout Library for both of my designs this month. This first quilt is the On-Point Medallions – 18 layout. I used the Around the World block and the first simple Drunkard’s Path block in the

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Triple 3-D Zig Zag Border

Posted 07-10-2022 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. 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! This month’s block: Triple 3-D Zig Zag Border Where to find it: 09 Border Blocks > Triangular Design ideas to get you started Even though this block comes from the Border Blocks section of the library, it doesn’t limit your ability to use the block however you’d like! Because it’s an asymmetric block, it’s fun to set this block in a horizontal layout

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Fan Dance 3

Posted 06-10-2022 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. 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! This month’s block: Fan Dance 3 Where to find it: 02 Contemporary Pieced > Fans Design ideas to get you started This first design uses a Horizontal Strip quilt layout. The fan blocks are set in alternating Pieced Blocks and Half Drop Blocks strips. The fabric used in this quilt is the Floradora collection by Jen Hewett for Ruby Star Society and

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Sixteen Points

Posted 05-10-2022 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. 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! This month’s block: Sixteen Points Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Four Patch Design ideas to get you started The large center square in this block is calling out for something special—fussy cut fabric, a quilting stencil, or another block! I used the Serendipity-Merge Blocks feature to put the Turnstile block in the center square of the Sixteen Points block.

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