Happy Thursday friends! It’s time for block #8 in my Sew With Me Sew-a-long! Join me as I teach you how to make some of the most fun and classic quilt blocks!
Throughout this series, I hope to teach you some new skills, tips, and tricks, and at the end of the series, we will have a fun selection of blocks to sew together into a sampler quilt!
Block #8 is a super fun quilt block and there are so many ways to make it unique. This classic and vintage block is called the Ohio Star Quilt Block.
The Ohio Star Quilt Block is a traditional 9-patch block dating back to the early 1800s. As with other blocks, it is also known by a few other names such as the Variable Star and the Eastern or Western Star depending on its geographical location. A multi-colored variation that appeared in the mid-1800s, when the annexation of Texas was a political issue, became known as the Lone Star, or Texas Star.
This block was also popular among pioneer quilters due to the use of the quarter-square-triangle, which allowed the quilter to use up quite a few scraps thus creating a unique block. You’ll often see these blocks in sampler quilts as well.
Since this block is well suited to scrappy designs, today I will be blending a mix of different fabrics from my stash. In today’s lesson we will learn how to sew quarter-square triangles 4 at one time, and a quick and easy method for piecing this block together.
Ready to get started?
Dive into your scrap bins and come sew with me!
–->>Download the Ohio Star Block PDF Pattern here!
Watch my Sew With Me – Ohio Star – Block 8 video tutorial here!
Supplies Used in this video:
- Oliso Pro Smart Iron
- Creative Grids Rulers (5-1/2″ square, 12-1/2″ square)
- Riley Blake Tailor’s Clapper
- Modern American Vintage Tailor’s Clapper
- Olfa 45mm Rotary Trimmer
- Fat Quarter Shop Rotating Cutting Mat
- Quilter’s Cut-N-Press Mat
I used a mix of Lori Holt prints for the green and background. The red and aqua florals are from Bonnie and Camille for Moda fabrics.
Thank you for doing these amazing blocks. They have been so much fun. I am having a girlfriend do them as well to help her understand how to quilt. I can’t tell when this started and ended. Is there a total of 8 in series or are more going to be added. I’m going to make a throw so will need to make a few more so wondering if I should make duplicates. Thank you again for these amazing how to blocks.
So glad you are enjoying it! There are going to be 12 blocks total plus a few finishing options when we get done! 🙂
How often will the rest of the quilt blocks be released? The first eight are beautiful!!!! I’m so anxious to get started, but want to wait until they are all available.
Thank you so much,
Hi, The Sew With Me blocks release the 3rd Thursday of each month 🙂
when does block 9 come out😊
They release the 3rd Thursday of each month 🙂
I can not download #8,9,10,11,12 block!!! I only have my android phone and hd printer ..please help need to finish!!!
I’m sorry you are having trouble downloading to your Android. Are you getting an error message? Also, were you able to download blocks 1-7 okay? The files are all the same, so I’m not sure why they aren’t working?
Yikes, I am behind. Adorably beautiful quilt. Thank you so much. Love the colors to. Awesome tutorials!❤