Road Trip Quilt Along: Ohio Star

I have been scarce on the interwebs this week, and that’s pretty clear as indicated by how few visitors I have had to my little blog space this week.  If I’m not here, though, I can’t really expect anyone else to be, can I?

This week, our block for the Road Trip Quilt Along is the Ohio Star, which is actually pretty easy.  A welcome change from the last couple weeks, right?

On our real life road trip, Ohio was my family’s first overnight stop.  We visited Cuyahoga Valley National Park and hiked to the lovely Brandywine Falls.

Cutting Directions:

Center: (1) 4.5 inch square
Corners: (4) 4.5 squares (background fabric)
Quarter square triangles: (2) 5.25 inch squares (background fabric)
(2) 5.25 inch squares (star points)


The only part of this block that requires additional instruction are the quarter square triangles, but they shouldn’t give you much trouble.

Place one of the 5.25 inch squares of background fabric right sides together with one of the 5.25 inch squares for your star points.  Do the same with the other pair.

Draw a line from corner to corner.  Sew a line 1/4 inch from each side of your drawn line

Cut the piece apart on the line you drew.  You will have four squares composed of half square triangles.  Iron the squares open.

Cut the squares in half perpendicular to the line between the two fabrics.

Rearrange the halves so that the two colors in each square are up against the other color.

Sew the two pieces back together.  Trim the squares to 4.5 inches.

Arrange your block as shown below.  Sew the pieces into rows, then sew the rows together.

Easy, right?  You should probably make two!  And now we are 1/4 of the way through our 16 block quilt along!  Here’s Ohio with Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.


2 replies
  1. Monica
    Monica says:

    Yeah, I’m WAY behind on this… I seriously don’t know how you find time to sew with kids. Abbie won’t entertain herself for more than 5 mins unless I put the TV on for her. Someday I’ll catch up..

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