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Quilt Block Patterns: Evening Star with Nine Patch Centers

Evening Star Block with Nine Patch Block Center

© Janet Wickell

Evening Star is an easy quilt block pattern. This version of the popular patchwork design has a nine patch unit at its center instead of a single large square of fabric. Evening Star is perfect for quilters of every skill level, and even beginning quilters can sew the block with ease.

The quilt block in the photo has dark star tips, and an "X" shape is created in the nine patch center by sewing medium dark fabrics next to light fabrics. Turn to Page 6 to see how altering color value changes the look of this quilt block.

Evening Star Finished Size: 12" square

Quilt Block Materials and Cutting Chart

The pattern shows how to assemble three blocks at a time to help quilters draw from a stash of leftover fabrics. For lots of identical blocks, cut additional fabrics and substitute fabric colors as as desired

Squares for Quilt Block Corners

  • One: 3-1/2" x 44" light green strip cut into twelve 3-1/2" squares

Strip Pieced Nine Patch Centers

  • Two: 2-1/2" x 15-1/2" medium blue strips
  • One: 2-1/2" x 15-1/2" light green strip
  • Two: 2-1/2" x 8" light green strips
  • One: 2-1/2" x 8" medium blue strip

Half Square Triangle Units for Star Tips

Read the options on Page 3 before cutting fabric.

  • Twelve: 3-7/8" very dark blue squares
  • Twelve: 3-7/8" very light blue squares


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