Peaceful Evening Quilt Block Pattern


The Peaceful Evening quilt block is a very simple block – it was the name that attracted me to it.  I did wonder whether to make it in the pinks and crimsons of a sunset, but then I decided to stick with the traditional shades of green.  I’ve made it here as an 18″ square.

In case you’re wondering, I wrote this pattern before my hand surgery last week!

Cutting requirements for the peaceful evening quilt block

3.7/8″ squares:  eight white, eight dark green

3.1/2″ squares:  four white

6.1/2″ squares:  four bright green

Make half square triangle units

Make half square triangle units

Make the half square triangle units

Use the 3.7/8″ squares to make half square triangle units.  Place a white and a green 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 line.

This will produce two half square triangle units which are now 3.1/2″ squares.  Press the seam allowances towards the green and trim the two corners where fabric sticks out.

Peaceful evening quilt block layout

Peaceful evening quilt block layout

Assemble the peaceful evening quilt block

The layout for this block is broadly a simple nine patch unit.  Place the 6.1/2″ bright green squares in the middle of the top and bottom rows and at both ends of the middle row.

In each corner place a four patch unit made of one white square and three half square triangle units.  The white squares are always nearest the middle of the block.  The half square triangles are all facing in the same direction as the others within the four patch unit.  Note that they are facing in a new direction in each corner.  Check the photo to be sure of your placement.

For the central square place four half square triangles forming two larger green triangles on the sides and two larger white triangles on the top and bottom.

Sew the four patch units first

Sew the four patch units first

Sew the squares together within each four patch unit first.  Each unit now measures 6.1/2″ squares, so they are the same size as the bright green squares.

Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows to each other to complete the Peaceful Evening quilt block.

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  1. Hi Rose Okay I know I’m a bit late to the party so to speak. Glad to know your hand is getting better and you are now able to sew again. I hope you have had a good week and not tried to do too much. It is difficult when your brain wants you to do things that your body says no to.
    Just had a thought that this pattern might be suitable for the purple and pink butterfly material I have got. Will have to have a serious look. So far I haven’t found anything to use my collection on. But then again I will probably change my mind. Anyway, thank you.
    Are you off to NEC soon?
    Take care of yourself. all best Janny x

    • Hi Janny. Thanks for your comments. I’ve had a lovely peaceful week. I went down to stay with my son in London and went to the athletics two evenings running. Also managed to fit in a trip to the V&A. Now I’ve just arrived home and must finish writing up this afternoon’s quilt pattern!

  2. Arleen Salmon says:

    I am so sorry to know about your hand and really hope and pray you are healing up well. Your quilting efforts and sharing are admirable and very appreciated by all of us! I love the colors in this quilt block and pattern – great work!

    • Thanks so much, Arleen. My hand is healing well and it’s much easier to work now that I’ve had the dressing changed for a much smaller one.

  3. Marie Martins says:

    Beautiful pattern, Rose. Sending my get well wishes and speedy recovery from your hand surgery. Best regards, Marie.

    • Thanks so much, Marie. My hand is feeling much better already – I now have a smaller bandage which makes life a lot more easy.

  4. Oooh! I really like this – the greens look wonderful and love the name. It’s only when you can’t use your hand properly that you truly appreciate how much you use it. Keep healing well.

  5. Carol Tambourine says:

    Glad to hear that your hand is alresdy starting to feel better.

    • Thanks, Carol. I’m having the dressing changed tomorrow and I’m hoping for a more slimline bandage so that I won’t be so clumsy either.

  6. Lola Howard says:

    Hello Rose , praying your hand is almost well. , and that you enjoyed the event you attended. Keep us posted concering your hand.

    • Thanks, Lola. My hand is feeling a lot better already, thanks. The jumble sale was great – I think we made a lot of money for the charity.

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