The Eva Garden quilt block is a lovely simple design – but makes quite a big block. I’ve made it here as a 24″ square, mainly because if I’d tried to make it smaller I would have needed to use tiny squares for the four patch units in the corners. But at least you wouldn’t need to make many of them to get a good sized quilt!
Cutting requirements for the Eva Garden quilt block
2.1/2″ squares: eight green, eight cream
4.1/2″ squares: eight cream
4.7/8″ squares: twelve green, twelve cream
Making the Eva Garden quilt block
Make half square triangle units with the 4.7/8″ squares. Place a green and a cream square with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal. Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the marked line. This will give you two half square triangle units which are now 4.1/2″ squares.
I’m showing the layout for the Eva garden quilt block in two steps to make it more clear.
The 2.1/2″ squares are all placed in the corners, forming four patch units with the green squares in the corners. Along each edge there are four half square triangle units – placed so that the two in the middle form a larger green triangle pointing away from the centre. In the next frame inside these, there are another two half square triangles placed in exactly the same way. Back on the outer edge, there’s a half square triangle on each side of the central triangle shape. Again, this applies on each edge.
The white empty spaces above are now filled in with 4.1/2″ cream squares – four in the middle and one on each corner of the central square.
In order to sew this block, you’ll need to sew the small squares into four patch units first. They will then be the same size as the rest of the patchwork pieces so you can just sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows to each other to complete the Eva garden quilt block.
You can see here how the block looks in a quilt – I’ve used four blocks here sewn together in two pairs. There are plenty of different designs showing up.
Here’s the video:
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