Delaware Quilts
Block of the Month

Ohio Star      
For a 12 inch finished Ohio Star block you need -
        From dark blue cut two 5 3/8 inch squares and five 4 1/2 inch square
        From yellow cut two 5 3/8 inch squares

Other sizes are listed below

Start by marking on the wrong side a diagonal line through all of the yellow 5 3/8 inch squares in both directions. (This will be a cutting line when you are finished.)
If you have a true 1/4 inch foot on your machine, you can sew on either side of just one of those drawn lines. If not, you will have to draw a second line on either side of just one of the lines, exactly 1/4 inch from the first line. These will be your sewing lines. After you have sewn on your sewing lines, you will cut this square in half on both of the cutting lines.

You should now have four diagonal quarter-squares, which when sewn into a square should measure exactly 4 1/2 inches.
       
Now you can put your block together as shown here.

Here are other size squares needed to make different size Ohio Star blocks.
        For a 3 inch Ohio Star cut your squares 1 1/2 inches and 2 3/8 inches
        For a 6 inch Ohio Star cut your squares 2 1/2 inches and 3 3/8 inches
        For a 9 inch Ohio Star cut your squares 3 1/2 inches and 4 3/8 inches
        For a 10 inch Ohio Star cut your squares 3 7/8 inches and 4 3/4 inch


My Ohio Star


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Posted January 2015

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