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The Evening Star Quilting Block

the Evening Star Quilt Block

The Evening Star Quilt Block is a variation on the Sawtooth Star Quilt Block.  It has an additional round of star points.  In the picture above, the center square was replaced with a 4-patch block.

This is a large, and therefore, frugal quilt block.  Each of the large grids  finishes at 4 inches, so the block is 16 1/2 inches raw.

the evening star quilt block grids

This blocks is a 4-patch, further divided into 16 patches and 64 patches.

The smaller Sawtooth Star Quilt Block has grids that finish at 2 inches. It was very easy to divide the center block, which is 4 1/2 inches raw, into a 4-patch.

If you review the instructions for making the Sawtooth Star, you will remember that the stars are made from the flying geese quilt block.

The larger star points are made to fit the width of the smaller Sawtooth Star Quilt Block.  Since the patches on that block finish at 2 inches, that block finishes at 8 1/2 inches raw.  That means the rectangle for the flying geese block is cut at 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches.  (The squares for the geese quilt block. are cut at 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches raw)

Remember that the large patches finish at 4 inches; as opposed to the smaller Sawtooth block, where the small patches finish at 2 inches.

The squares in the corner are cut at 4 1/2 inches raw.

Again- there are a lot of star points on this block.  Sew accurately so that you will have the 1/4 inch seam allowance from the tip of the stars to the edge of the fabric.  You don't want to ruin this block by cutting off the star points when you sew it to another piece of fabric.




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