Here's an easy star quilt block pattern, a traditional evening star block, but with a nine patch block at its center instead of a single large square of fabric.
Evening Star is perfect for quilt block swaps, because it's suitable for quilters of every skill level.
The quilt block in the photo has dark star tips. 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 star block.
Evening Star Quilt Block Materials & Cutting ChartThe pattern is written for three blocks to help swappers draw from their fabric stashes instead of purchasing large amounts of new fabrics. Cut additional fabrics for more blocks and substitute fabric colors as needed.
Squares for Star 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
Triangle Squares 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