Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ohio Star

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The Ohio Star has been
around since the early 1800's.

Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Small Green Print
1 - 6" square
4 - 4 1/2" squares

Fabric B: Pink
2 - 6" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.

Fabric C: Blue
1 - 6" square

Fabric D: Large Green Print
1 - 4 1/2" square

Make Quarter Square Triangles:

Pair 6" squares, with right sides
together in the following combinatons:
1 - A/B           1 - C/B

Sew a 1/4" away from
each side of drawn line.
Cut on drawn line, press
seams to Fabric A and
Fabric C. 

Draw a diagonal line on back
from the opposite corners than
the sewn seam.  Pair the B/C
combination and the A/B combination,
have the seams meet but the Fabric B
triangles should be on opposite sides.
Sew 1/4" away from each side of drawn

Cut on drawn line, press
seam open.

Square by placing the intersection
of the 2 1/4" lines on the center of the
of the block, have diagonal line on
ruler on top of seam, trim right side
and top.  Turn square, rest 4 1/2"
lines on cut edges and trim again.
You should end up with 4 quarter
square triangles.

Layout units as shown and sew
together in 3 rows.  Press seams
in rows 1 and 3 to the outside and
seam in row 2 to the inside.

Sew rows together and press
final seams open to reduce
bulk.  Square to 12 1/2".

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