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Ohio Star Block
Ohio Star Variation

I thought we needed to do a basic block for a change...with a new unit in it. None of the previous blocks have had a quarter square triangle in them, so we are going to do one this month. We will be making this one 12" finished.

You will need small amounts of 5 different fabrics...these may be prints or tone-on-tones: a medium red, a medium blue, a medium green, a dark green and a white, white print or WOW.

Posted: October 1998

Sample Quilt Layouts

You need to cut as follows:

  1. White: cut 1 5-1/4" square
  2. Red: cut 1 4-1/2" square; cut 1 5-1/2" square
  3. Blue: cut 2 5" squares
  4. Green: cut 2 5-1/2" squares
  5. Dark Green: cut 2 5" squares

Sewing Instructions:

  1. Mark diagonal on wrong side of blue 5" squares; match right sides together with dark green 5" squares; stitch 1/4" on either side of diagonal; cut apart on diagonal and press seams toward blue fabric. *** Square up to 4-1/2". ***

  2. Mark diagonal on wrong side of medium green 5-1/2" squares; match right sides together with white and red squares of same size; stitch 1/4" on either side of diagonal; cut apart on diagonal and press seams toward green fabric. (See diagram from step#1).
  3. Mark new diagonal on wrong side of white/green HSTs from step#2, match right sides together of a white/green HST and a red/green HST from step#2 - seams should touch each other; stitch 1/4" on either side of new diagonal just drawn; cut apart on diagonal and press seams toward red/green fabric. *** Square up to 4-1/2" ***

  4. Attach unit from step#1 to either side of unit from step#3 as shown - create 2 rows. Press seams toward corner units.

  5. Attach remaining units from step#3 to either side of red 4-1/2" square as shown. Press seams toward red square.

  6. Attach row from step#4 to either side of row from step#5 as shown in finished unit below. Press seams toward center row.
  7. IMPORTANT: Please square up your finished block to be sure it is 12-1/2". If it is larger or smaller, check your seams and redo if necessary. If you do not check your measurements, your block may not join properly with other blocks easily to create a finished quilt.


This is what your block might look like.


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