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EQ8 Block Spotlight

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

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

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