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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Chock-A-Block Wednesday

Ohio Star

The Ohio Star has been
around since the early 1800's.

Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Small Green Print
1 - 6" square
4 - 4 1/2" squares

Fabric B: Pink
2 - 6" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.

Fabric C: Blue
1 - 6" square

Fabric D: Large Green Print
1 - 4 1/2" square

Make Quarter Square Triangles:

Pair 6" squares, with right sides
together in the following combinatons:
1 - A/B           1 - C/B

Sew a 1/4" away from
each side of drawn line.
Cut on drawn line, press
seams to Fabric A and
Fabric C. 

Draw a diagonal line on back
from the opposite corners than
the sewn seam.  Pair the B/C
combination and the A/B combination,
have the seams meet but the Fabric B
triangles should be on opposite sides.
Sew 1/4" away from each side of drawn

Cut on drawn line, press
seam open.

Square by placing the intersection
of the 2 1/4" lines on the center of the
of the block, have diagonal line on
ruler on top of seam, trim right side
and top.  Turn square, rest 4 1/2"
lines on cut edges and trim again.
You should end up with 4 quarter
square triangles.

Layout units as shown and sew
together in 3 rows.  Press seams
in rows 1 and 3 to the outside and
seam in row 2 to the inside.

Sew rows together and press
final seams open to reduce
bulk.  Square to 12 1/2".


  1. Your sewing is always a little tricky with the triangles.... It's very good explained I think I'll have a try... And all your triangles are sooo exact..... Well done!!!

  2. Greetings from Tunisia! Stopped by from Quilting Bloggers to enjoy your blog while trying to beat the heat. Your quilt projects and fabrics are lovely and your photos of Asia are very interesting. I just love traveling the world on the net!
    best, nadia


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