Are you ready for Evening Delight? This lovely block is from Debbie Maddy of Tiori Designs and can be found at her blog:
Quarter-square Triangles make up the North, South, East, West parts of the block. If the background color continues from the center into the sides of the QST, like on the right image below, then it gets more of an oval center by visually expanding the middle vertically.
These rainbow colors would need a little change in construction. after making the first half square triangles, you would normally place two, right sides together, and sew 1/4" to each side from the diagonal center. Then you would cut them apart. With the top tow rainbow images before you would make the initial half square triangles, CUT them in half on the diagonal, THEN pair them into the new groups and sew together to make the quarter square triangles. The cutting stage is earlier so you can pair them up with different pieces.
I like how adding colors into corners makes a different feel with the block.
If you are making a couple quarter square triangle units with some corner colors, you can also rotate them so the background blends in to the shape to again extend the shape. I think of these as the retro space stars. Blending the corner background colors into the sides of the quarter square triangles makes this a visually more horizontal.
I have done a small block for my orange row but wanted to bring in a little of the pinks as accent and ties it into the bigger pink blocks and a little yellow to tie into the center blocks.
Summer colors of warmth and energy and fun! Have a lovely time with a little summer Evening Delight!
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