Tag: EQ8 Block Spotlight

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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Charming Crocus

Each month EQ8 initiates a Block Spotlight. For March, it was a very simple block, the 8-Grid Chain. This is a block that you may have used on an Irish Chain quilt or as a good connector block on a quilt. I wanted to do something to jazz it up a little. The first thing, […]

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Fanning the Flames of Love

February seems to be all about spreading love to our special someone as well as to others around us. The symbol of that love is often a heart. In keeping with this theme, EQ8 used the Striped Heart as this month’s spotlight. To be honest, it isn’t my favorite heart block (I am a bit […]

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Comets?

At this time of year, the mention of comets usually makes one think of one of Santa’s reindeer. In this case, it is December’s EQ Block Challenge! This is a contemporary foundation pieced block. As you could probably guess that making this block with traditional piecing or even templates would be difficult to get perfect […]

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Design Challenge – Checkerboard

Each month I participate in the EQ8 Block Spotlight, which challenges me to use a new block from their collection. The more unusual blocks are easy to make eye catching, because they already are interesting! The true challenge is making something splendid from a block that is relatively ordinary. That was the case this month […]

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