Sunday, January 14, 2018

Second Look Sunday: Evening Blooms Quilt Tutorial

Happy Sunday everyone!  This year I'm starting a new feature on my blog called Second Look Sunday.  I've been blogging here for ten years now - TEN!  That's crazy!  And with so many of you being new readers, I wanted to highlight and share with you some quilts and tutorials you might have missed!  So the second Sunday of each month will be Second Look Sunday.  This month's second look pattern is called Evening Blooms.  

I designed this quilt in 2013 to go with a new line from Carina Gardner & Riley Blake.  The line was had some great florals and geometric prints but it was all in black and white.  

This was a fun challenge for me - I wanted to showcase the constrast between the prints, and focus on using the value of the fabrics (the lightness and darkness) to create a secondary design in the blocks.  

What do you think?  Can you see it?

The entire quilt is made from half square triangles, but in this tutorial I show you a quick and easy way to make a ton of HSTs.  

You can find the tutorial here, and if you'd rather have a handy printable PDF version of the pattern you can find it here.

If you make an Evening Blooms quilt I'd love to see it!  Tag me on Instagram (@abrightcorner) and use #eveningblooms and #abrightcorner.  Or tag me on Facebook too!

Evening Blooms quilt tutorial by Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner - she shares a great trick for making a ton of HSTs at a time!

Evening Blooms block tutorial by Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner - she shares a great trick for making a ton of HSTs at a time!


  1. Ugh, even though you mention stretching, I think you should say every edge on your 1/2 square tri's will be bias for new quilters or not so accurate quilters. Working with bias edges makes everything more difficult even if you are careful. It's a beautiful quilt but I'd never make my 1/2 sq tri's that way unless I starched the HECK out of the fabric.

  2. Thank you Andy! I appreciate your generosity ❤️ Your quilt is striking!

  3. Muchas gracias por compartir tus bellos trabajos. Me gusta mucho tu colcha. Un abrazo.

  4. What a great idea! This is the perfect quilt to launch Second Look Sunday!

  5. I love the idea that you are showcasing some quilts from the past, and I look forward to seeing more!

  6. Great idea! I have not been following for very long so I'm looking forward to it.


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