A Quilt Along, My Life

1-A-Day, 3″ Blocks — Ohio Star

  Ohio Star Block

At the request of Rhonda,

today we’ll make this cutie.

It looks hard but it’s so easy!

Had lots more fun going through my Thimbleberries cart!



  • 4 cream sqs. 1  1/2″
  • 2 cream sqs. 2  1/2″
  • 1 red sq. 1  1/2″
  • 2 red sqs. 2  1/2″


This starts out just like the hour glass blocks from last week.

Put a 2  1/2″ red & cream square right sides together.

In “Lazy Susan” fashion

slice them in half diagonally

then sew each set of triangles together.

I recommend pressing toward the darker fabric.

This will make the seams nest in the next step.

Put these 2 hst’s right sides together

with each red half on a cream half,

snugging up the seams to nest.

Cut the pair in half diagonally.

You can see how the seams both

pressed toward the red fabric

are nested perfectly.

Sew the two units together.

I pressed these flat as sewn

(AS ALWAYS to set the seams)

then I pressed each half toward the red fabric.

When you manipulate that seam with your thumbnails

it pulls out the couple of stitches

of the first sewn seam

that are in the seam allowance

of the second seam.

See how flat they lie?

Next trim them to 1  1/2″ sq.

Love my Creative Grids 4  1/2″ ruler for this!

Look how easy it is to make them so precise!

Make 2 more with the remaining red & 2 cream 2  1/2″ squares.

Next, arrange the 4 tiny hour glass blocks

with the 1  1/2″ red & creams squares.

Assemble the block.

So pretty & precise!

Make a couple more!

Thanks Rhonda, for suggesting we make the Ohio star block.

I thought it might be more of a challenge

than what some wanted, but it was so easy!

Show us your blocks at my Sewing With Susan FB Group.

We want to see your progress too!


Just Keep Sewing…


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