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EQ8 Block Spotlight

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

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Tulip from North Carolina

Posted 04-10-2021 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: Tulip from North Carolina Where to find it: 04 Classic Applique > Flowers Design ideas to get you started For my first quilt, I set the Tulip block in an on-point layout and alternated it with a block from the Cross Variations section of the Block Library (under the 02 Contemporary Pieced category). For my second quilt I edited the block drawing a bit. On the Block Worktable, I split the background patch down the center so I could color one side of the background dark, and the other side light. I also needed to

EQ8 Block Spotlight: 8-Grid Chain

Posted 03-10-2021 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: 8-Grid Chain Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Chains Design ideas to get you started My first quilt uses the Stars – 1 layout from the Layout Library (Layouts by Style > Stars). I think just about every pieced block looks fun in this layout. Give it a try if you haven’t played with the Stars layout yet! My second quilt is an on-point layout with sashing. I colored the center blocks a darker shade and used lighter colors as I move out to the edges to create depth. I added more color

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Striped Heart

Posted 02-10-2021 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! And don’t forget to comment on other quilter’s designs too. This month’s block: Striped Heart Where to find it: 03 Foundation Pieced > Hearts Design ideas to get you started With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I couldn’t help but pick a heart block for this month’s post! My first quilt is a Valentine’s Day tablerunner. I used a variety of Art Gallery Fabrics that can be found in Stash 2020 Download 02. Curious how to make a quilt with pointed ends like this? Check out this Design & Discover lesson! For my second quilt, I

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

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