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EQ8 Block Spotlight

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Log Cabin 2

Posted 11-10-2021 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: Log Cabin 2 Where to find it: 02 Contemporary Pieced > Houses Design ideas to get you started I used this house block in the border of my first quilt. My initial thought was to keep it a two-color design, but I couldn’t help but throw the navy blue in there for a little extra pop! I wanted to try something more modern for my second quilt. All the fabrics in this one are from Tula Pink collections. Even though the blocks are in rows, I used a custom set layout so I could space the houses and trees just where I wanted them. It takes a

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Stripes Bordered Inside 4

Posted 10-10-2021 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: Stripes Bordered Inside 4 Where to find it: 10 Sashing > Stripes – Bordered The blocks in this section of the library are designed with sashing in mind, but don’t let that stop you from using these versatile blocks in other ways! Design ideas to get you started Wouldn’t this design make an adorable baby quilt? This first quilt is a simple 5 x 5 horizontal layout with the Stripes block set in every space. I used the Symmetry tool to rotate the blocks in this arrangement. The fabrics are from the Harmony collection by Melissa Lee for Riley Blake, which can be found the in the

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Six Blades

Posted 09-10-2021 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: Six Blades Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Wheels Design ideas to get you started This first quilt uses a layout from the library, with a few changes. It’s Block Turned Quilt – 3  (Old Maid’s Puzzle) from the Layouts by Style > Block Turned Quilt section. I liked the purple and lime green coloring of the original block, so I used the Randomize > Map to Fabrics option to switch the solid colors to fabrics. Learn more about Randomize on our Support site. For my second quilt, I used a Vertical Strip layout. The strips alternate between Pieced Blocks and Half Drop Blocks style

EQ8 Block Spotlight: White Oak

Posted 08-10-2021 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: White Oak Where to find it: 06 Motifs > Leaves Design ideas to get you started For my first quilt, I combined several leaf and acorn motifs into one design: Then I used the WreathMaker on the combined motifs to create this design: The new Wreathmaker design is set on Layer 2 of this wallhanging:

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Mosaic, No. 19

Posted 07-10-2021 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

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: Mosaic, No. 19 Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Antique Mosaics Design ideas to get you started I made a quick video on how I built the first quilt. This is just for fun and inspiration! No need to follow the same steps as I did to make your quilt. The best part of Block Spotlight posts are seeing everyone’s creative use of the same block! NOTE: This video does not have any audio. For my second quilt, I edited the block to the Block Worktable and drew a diagonal line from the

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Split Sunflower-3 Petals

Posted 06-10-2021 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

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: Split Sunflower-3 Petals Where to find it: 03 Foundation Pieced > New York Beauties Design ideas to get you started The quilt below is a 4 x 4 on-point layout. The fabric collection is Lady Bird by Crystal Manning for Moda. I downloaded the fabric collection from Moda’s website. If you’d like to use fabrics from a manufacturer’s website, you can find the steps on our support site. The next quilt uses a layout from the library. This is Hexagonal-3 from the Layouts by Style > Hexagonal section. The Split Sunflower block is set in

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Star Dahlia

Posted 05-10-2021 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

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: Star Dahlia Where to find it: 02 Contemporary Pieced > Spinning Suns Design ideas to get you started My first quilt uses a layout from the library. This is the first quilt in the Layouts by Style > Special Effects section. I like how I can create fancy layouts using pre-designed options from the library, without the work of building them from scratch on custom set! The quilt below is a vertical strip layout. I alternated Pieced Blocks strips and Half Drop Blocks strips. The majority of the fabrics in the quilt are from the Songbook

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