The Evening Star Quilting
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
This is a large, and therefore,
frugal quilt block. Each of the large
at 4 inches, so the block is 16 1/2 inches raw.
This blocks is a
4-patch, further divided
into 16 patches and 64 patches.
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
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
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
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.