June 20, 2010

*star sampler* block 4

Here's block 4, a classic Ohio star with a modern twist!

You will need:
From your solid:
  • 4 - 4 1/2 inch squares
  • 2 - 5 1/4 inch squares each cut twice diagonally to get 8 triangles
From your print 1 (mine is yellow):
  • 1 - 4 1/2 inch square  
From your print 2 (mine is pink):
  • 1 - 5 1/4 inch square cut twice diagonally to get 4 triangles   
From your print 3 (mine is green):
  • 1 - 5 1/4 inch square cut twice diagonally to get 4 triangles  

 Start by sewing each print triangle to a piece of your solid.

Once you have completed those press all seams to the darker side.  Next you are going to join 2 of those larger triangles from the above step.

They should look like hour glasses when they're done, the above obviously aren't sewn but that's the look you're going for.

Do this for all your larger triangles, you should have 4 hourglass blocks total.

Now, layout your block like so:
It really helps if you press your seams to the non-pieced squares, your seams won't be as bulky and they'll nest nicely when you're done.

This is what your finished block should resemble:

There is your finished super easy peasy lemon squeezy Ohio star block!

If you're looking for other blocks you can find them at the links below:
*star sampler* block 1
*star sampler* block 2
*star sampler* block 3


  1. I like this one! Eager to give it a go!
    How did the testing go? Do you have your results now or do you have to wait for them? You know all the Star Sampler folks were rooting for you yesterday!

  2. Great Block! Planning on catching up tonight!


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