One of my favorite blocks is the Ohio Star, so I decided to make this my block center. I've made several quilts featuring this block:
This is a Nine patch block and is made from only 2 units. 4 squares made of quarter square triangles and 5 plain squares. I chose a three color variation for my Christmas in July quilt. I wanted to show you how to make this block, so picked some fabrics from my earlier Island Batik boxes to make this sample block in blue. To make an Ohio Star block you will need:
- One center square 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. (I fussy cut my Christmas in July version!)
- Four corner squares 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 (background fabric)
- One 5 1/4 inch square background fabric cut in half diagonally both ways
- Two 5 1/4 inch squares star point fabric cut in half diagonally both ways
- One 5 1/4 inch square accent fabric cut in half diagonally both ways
To make the star points, sew the star point triangles to the background and accent triangles to make half square triangle units.
Trim block down to 4 1/2", make sure to center the block and that the seams go from corner to corner!
Lay out your block - background squares on the outer corners, fussy cut square in the center and accent triangles facing the center square. Sew together, making sure you match your triangles at the corners of the center block. Now I'll show you my finished center for Christmas In July:
I just love this reindeer print! I definitely want to add a few more of these to my quilt somewhere...we'll see where I end up going with this. I'll be posting on Sunday showing how I am designing this in EQ7 - I think it's going to be a nice little wall hanging when I am done.