Ohio Stars

Ohio Star has to be an all-time favourite block as it is so versatile. The pattern currently on the Small quilts page on the website is for a large Ohio Star block with smaller blocks in the five plain squares.

ohio stars

What happens if we change some of the colours around? Using the ‘magic wand’ on Electric Quilt we can change to a darker background and a large print border –

ohio c

Suppose we change the depth of colour of the main star? –

ohio d

Or keep the white background but go for plain deep colours?

ohio a

And how different does it look with a dark background?

ohio b

Don’t feel you have to make patterns in the colours that are illustrated – and for sure you will never be able to find those fabrics again, even in the magazines the fabrics are out of date by the time the magazine hits the shops. Which is why they (nearly) always say ‘similar fabrics will be available’. Enjoy experimenting with colour. If you don’t like the result, someone else will!


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