Tag: EQ8 Block Spotlight

Unexpected Turn

Do you ever find that turning one block can make all the difference? That is exactly what happened when I was playing with the EQ8 Spotlight blocks this month. The block is Fan Dance 3. It is a simple block and I didn’t want to use it like a traditional fan.  The best way to […]

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Floral Points

Taking a day to play. Sometimes, we just need to step away for a little bit and catch our breath, unplug. I have four methods: hiking with my dogs, baking, gardening, and designing. My profession can also help me unplug. When I design for fun, there are not deadline, no stress, just play. That is […]

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Twisted Log Cabin!

It is time for the EQ8 Block Spotlight again. This month, Jenny challenged our design brains with the Twisted Log Cabin 2. I decided to use a little Serendipity for this challenge. First, I merged the Twisted Log Cabin 2 with an Eight-Pointed Star. This 8-Point Star Log Cabin made a bit of a floral […]

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Block Spotlight – Star Wheel

Every month, I look forward to the EQ8 block spotlight. Jenny picks blocks I probably would not have thought to use within a quilt. So, it stretches my imagination and gets me out of my comfort zone. Many of these become quilts I want to make. This month the block spotlight is on the Star […]

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Starfish Blues

This month, the EQ8 block spotlight is on Birds and Star. In this block, an eight-pointed star is bordered with Birds in the Air units, which consist of three triangles for the birds and six triangles for the sky. My sister and my niece are visiting me this week. They had fun helping me design […]

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Block Spotlight – Stripes Bordered Inside 4

This month, Jenny from EQ8 picked a sashing block for the spotlight. That was a new challenge. I play with sashing blocks quite a bit, but making this one special was my challenge this month. The first debate between me, myself and I was whether to use it as a sash block as listed, or […]

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Ice Flowers

Several years ago, when I visited my Aunt in Southern California, I noticed these amazing little flowers growing all along the roadside. I asked her what they were. She replied they were really a weed that was invading the area. Apparently, they had been planted years ago to stabilize the area along the roadside and […]

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Etude 19

According to Merriam-Webster, an etude is a piece of music for the practice of a point of technique. I think we can apply the term to quilting as well! This month for the EQ8 Block Spotlight, Mosaic 19, I decided to practice the art of framing blocks. First, let me introduce you to Mosaic 19. […]

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Marmalade Sky

Have you ever seen a picture or scene that reminds you of a song? How about a quilt? Sometimes while I design, I have a song running through my head and that earworm inspires the quilt. This time, I was designing the quilt and it reminded me of a song, which my husband is kindly […]

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Star Dahlia

It is time for the EQ8 Block Spotlight again! This month, it is the Star Dahlia, which is similar to the Jungle flower we tackled last year. This block can be made as a pieced block, but is probably easier to make as a combination of piecing and applique, like a true dahlia or wheel. […]

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