Ohio Star

Yesterday I had one of those great Saturdays when you’ve got no errands to run & nothing on the schedule which I haven’t had in quite awhile. The weather was gray and drizzly (San Francisco summer) so it seemed like a good day to try out my learn to quilt kit. It had all the supplies (less the cutting board & ruler) to make an Ohio Square block.
first pieced quarters for quilting
Here’s my first pieces quarters. I can’t say this is fabric I would have picked myself but for practicing it was fine, I really had to be careful to get straight cuts because the gingham would really show if I was very crooked.
#153 - Ohio Star
Here’s the finished block all sewing together. I had a bit of trouble with the binding because the directions weren’t exactly clear but all and all I’m happy with the final result. Now I’m practicing hand quilting on it & then I move on to the doll quilt I bought the Mode quilt kit for.

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7 Comments to Ohio Star
    • Diana
    • I’m a quilter and I give you an A+ You did a great job with the gingham! You’ll soon also learn a mitered binding. Can you imagine quitling long ago and cutting with only scissors??

    • Plain Jane
    • One of my first blocks was an Ohio Star that I quilted in 1/4″ lines just for practice. I made it into a pillow top and when I finally found a quilting group, one woman looking at it from the next table asked if I’d used chenille for the background fabric. {g} I still cut all my quilt pieces by hand using double templates – one for the cutting line and one for the hand piecing line.

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