If you want to draw an applique block, EQ8 gives you two choices: Block or Motif. With the addition of the StencilMaker for a Motif, the tools and techniques are the same in both styles. The only, but big, difference is Block has a background patch and Motif does not. An applique Block will create a plain background patch for your design when you click the Color tab. The design gets saved as a block and can be set on any layer of a quilt. An applique Motif has no background patch. These designs get saved to the Motifs tab of the Block Sketchbook. They are used on Layers 2 or 3 of a quilt design.

Block vs motif