Serendipity + Symmetry: Watch Us Design “Lottie’s Squares” in EQ8!

Did you know you can use 2 nifty tools in Electric Quilt 8 to transform your quilt design with ease? We’d like to introduce you to: Serendipity + Symmetry. With a couple of clicks of your mouse, you can transform a simple quilt design into lots of amazing project ideas!



Step 1: Design a quilt from scratch.

Step 2: Click Design

Step 3: Click Block Tools

Serendipity and Symmetry in EQ8

Step 4: Click Set Block

Serendipity and Symmetry in EQ8

Step 5: There are 2 ways to Add a Plain Block

Option A: Click on the 3 dots and Click Add Plain Block

Serendipity and Symmetry in EQ8

Or Option B: Right-click in block menu and click Add Plain Block

Serendipity and Symmetry in EQ8

Step 6: With the plain block selected, right-click and click Edit Block.

Serendipity and Symmetry in EQ8

Step 7: Now you’re in the block worktable; click on Block

Step 8: Select Serendipity

Step 9: Click Frame Block

Serendipity and Symmetry in EQ8

Step 10: Scroll Right Toolbar Until Plain Block is Highlighted in Blue.

Serendipity and Symmetry in EQ8

Step 11: Scroll Left Bar and Highlight “Logs + 1/4 Size” and Add to Sketchbook; Click Close

Serendipity and Symmetry in EQ8

Step 12: Click Quilt Worktable

Serendipity and Symmetry in EQ8

Step 13: Under Layout Tab, Select Horizontal

Step 14: Change to 13 x 16 number of Blocks

Step 15: Finished Size of Blocks 4 x 4

Serendipity and Symmetry in EQ8

Step 16: Click Design

Step 17: Set Block

Step 18: Highlight Block We Just Made

Serendipity and Symmetry in EQ8

Step 19: Hover Mouse over block; hold control key and click in space to fill all blocks in the quilt.

Serendipity and Symmetry in EQ8

Step 20: Go to Sketchbook Blocks and click Symmetry.

Serendipity and Symmetry in EQ8

Step 21: Hover Mouse over Quilt Design + Click 2 Times to get Lottie’s Squares Layout

Serendipity and Symmetry in EQ8

Add this design to your sketchbook and then use the color and fabric panels to color your quilt to your preference. 

Here’s our Lottie’s Squares design – the finished quilt and updated pattern are coming next week!

Serendipity and Symmetry in EQ8

Leave a comment below and let us know if you use EQ8 to design your quilts!

Happy Quilt Designing!

Jenn + Linda

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