Ohio Star Quilt BlocksThe Ohio Stars look a little different than the norm for a couple of reasons. Placing the quilt blocks on-point changes their appearance, and sewing a dark-warm fabric in the corners makes the corners pop out, instead of the star tips -- an area that's often the focus.
Star tips are made from quick pieced quarter square triangle units and the center square is sewn from a black print swirled with white.
Alternate Quilt BlocksAlternate blocks have black dotted squares at their centers, surrounded by squares cut from a multicolor print. At a first glance at the layout, it's difficult to see that the alternate blocks have half square triangle units at their corners, assembled from the same gray used in Ohio Stars and combined with the dotted black.
Make additional quilt blocks and alter borders as necessary to create a larger quilt.
Finished Block Size: 9" x 9"
Finished Quilt: About 48" x 48"
Quilting Fabrics and Other MaterialsRed, Ohio Star corner squares, 5/8 yards
Gold, Ohio Star tips, 3/8 yard
Multi-color print, setting triangles and squares in alternate blocks, 1-1/4
Gray tone on tone for light backgrounds, 5/8 yard
Black with white swirls, for Ohio Star centers, 1/8 yard
Black with white dots, for borders, alternate half square triangle units and centers, 1-1/8 yards
Backing: 3-1/4 yards (you'll have leftovers, probably enough to make binding (Quilt Backing Instruction)
Batting: About 58" x 58" low loft batting
Binding: About 220 running inches of doublefold binding in your choice of width (1/2" wide backing shown) (Quilt Binding Instructions)