The Evening Star Quilting Block
There are many star quilt blocks that are named Evening Star. I think that is because the name is so pretty.
As you can see from the picture on the left, this Evening Star quilt block is a 9-patch block. The center is a plain square , the corners patches have been subdivided and are made from smaller squares and half square triangles, and the blocks on the inside outer edge are hourglass or quarter square triangle blocks.
Determine the size of the patches or grids for your block, and then review the links above to make the units. Follow good piecing and pressing techniques so that the block lies flat. Also be mindful of value, so that the star points stand out.
I've always found that star units look very nice when made in different shades of one color, like in the above picture. Other variations would be red and pink, dark and light green, and so forth.
There are many 9-patch blocks, so you won't have any trouble working this block into a quilt. Below is a visual of this block with a couple other 9-patch blocks.
Wall Hanging any size
Baby 36x36 up to 52x52
Lap 52-68 x 52-96
Twin 64-72 x 86-96
Full 70-88 x 88-100
Queen 88-99 x 94-108
King 94-108 x 94-108
Pre-cut Quilt Squares
Many beginning quilters like to buy quilt pre-cut quilt squares. While itis convenient, be aware you will need a lot of them. Here is approx how many 4-inch squares you need for the following size quilts without borders.
Finishing Your Project