This month marks the halfway mark for our Mystery Block of the Month 2022 with Block 6 the Ohio Star Quilt Block! I love how this block has so much history, yet is timeless, elegant, and modern all at the same time.
The Ohio Star Quilt Block dates back to the 1800s but became popular in the 1930s during the depression era in America. The Ohio Star Quilt Block can be made with many variations using just two or three fabrics, but my favorite is with four fabrics.
For last month’s blocks, we made Half Square Triangles, and for this block, we take that technique one step further with a Quarter Square Triangle.
The Mystery Block of the Month is a small achievable project each month, that will become our most detailed quilt so far! The trick is making your block within the month so it stays a stress-free and fun quilting project.
This tutorial is free and everything you need to know to make the Ohio Star Quilt Block is listed here, including the link to my free YouTube tutorial.
A PDF pattern with full printable instructions is available to purchase on my Etsy Store at a nominal fee.
I don’t usually talk about quilting tools to purchase, but I have to say I am a big fan of the Creative Grids Quilting Square Ruler 4½” which helps make this block easier and quicker, it will also be useful for other blocks in this series. It can be found here at Fat Quarter Shop or here on Amazon.
OHIO STAR QUILT BLOCK CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS
To make the Ohio Star Quilt Block you will need FOUR different fabrics.
Please see the diagram below for cutting instructions
Please watch my video for full instructions on how to make the Ohio Star Quilt Block:
These blocks are part of my Mystery Block of the Month, you might like to check out the next block, The Grecian Square Block.
Thanks so much for joining me! Please leave a comment and let me know how you go, or if you have any questions.
7 thoughts on “Mystery Block 6 – Ohio Star Quilt Block”
Thank you for your lovely blocks, I have just managed to catch up with 4/5 and looking forward to doing this one…
you sure have a lot of Irons lol
Lol – Oliso was kind enough to send me two 🙂
great way to make 4 quarter square triangles!
Thanks – I think so too 🙂
Thank you for doing these videos. I look forward to them every month.
That’s so nice to hear, thank you Michelle 🙂