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EQ8 Block Spotlight

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.

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Twisted Log Cabin 2

Posted 04-10-2022 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: Twisted Log Cabin 2 Where to find it: 03 Foundation Pieced > Twists Design ideas to get you started This first quilt design is an on-point layout with sashing. I colored the outer patches in the Twist blocks with the background fabric to soften the hard edges of the block. For my second quilt, I used the Hexagonal –

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Shamrock

Posted 03-10-2022 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: Shamrock Where to find it: 03 Foundation Pieced > Holidays-Other Design ideas to get you started You don’t have to be a St. Patty’s Day fan to enjoy designing with this block! In my first quilt, I ignored the default green coloring and used a totally different color palette for the block. I used the Symmetry Tool to find

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Star Wheel

Posted 02-10-2022 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: Star Wheel Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Compasses Design ideas to get you started My first quilt started with a medallion layout created with the Custom Set layout. It uses the Star Wheel block and a block from the 03 Foundation Pieced > Wheels section . A red and white quilt seemed appropriate for a post

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Birds and Star

Posted 01-10-2022 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

Welcome to the first EQ8 Block Spotlight post of 2022! 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: Birds and Star Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Eight-Pointed Stars Design ideas to get you started This first quilt uses an on-point layout. I alternated the Birds and Star block with a block called Cross with a Cross. All

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Stocking with Polka Dots

Posted 12-10-2021 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: Stocking with Polka Dots Where to find it: 05 Contemporary Applique > Holiday – Christmas Design ideas to get you started There are so many cute Christmas blocks in this section of the library, I couldn’t help but use a bunch of them in my first quilt design! This is a Horizontal Strip layout. I alternated Pieced Blocks strips of varying sizes with narrow Plain strips. The featured Stocking block is in one of the center strips. I also made a few variations of the stocking block by deleting the polka dots and adding some different motifs on the Block Worktable. For my second design, I thought

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