The Ohio Star Quilt Block
The Ohio Star Quilt block is another great star block favorite. It is very easy to make, once you learn how to make the quarter square triangle quilt block, commonly referred to as the hourglass.
As you can see from the picture on the left, the Ohio Star is a 9-patch, so it works well with a lot of other blocks.
Determine your patch size, and the make your 4 quarter square triangles. Refer to the link for the quarter square triangle page above if necessary.
Cut your 4 squares for the side, and the center square the same measurement as you half square triangles.
Sew them together as shown in the picture, and you are done.
Here are are few blocks done in different styles, from Autumn to feminine with a shabby chic look. Notice how some blocks would work well in the same quilt, but others would not blend well. No color ever stands alone, and the same is true for quilt blocks and fabric.
Wall Hanging any size
Baby 36x36 up to 52x52
Lap 52-68 x 52-96
Twin 64-72 x 86-96
Full 70-88 x 88-100
Queen 88-99 x 94-108
King 94-108 x 94-108
Pre-cut Quilt Squares
Many beginning quilters like to buy quilt pre-cut quilt squares. While itis convenient, be aware you will need a lot of them. Here is approx how many 4-inch squares you need for the following size quilts without borders.
Finishing Your Project