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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