Looking for a new quilting project? Look no further! Our Ohio star quilt is the perfect weekend project for you to relax with. This simple design packs a punch and will look great spread across your bed or slung over the sofa. The Ohio star design allows the piecing to shine. If you’re new to quilting don’t worry you can still stitch this quilt. We have a quilting for beginners guide which teaches you all the basics. We also have a round-up of the best sewing machines so you can buy yourself a fully tested machine. Now it’s time to stitch our Ohio star quilt!
You will need
- Lime green, mint green, coral and light pink fabrics: one (1) fat sixteenth each
- Teal fabric: 2½in x 5in
- Dark green fabric: 2½in x 5in
- Background fabric ½yd
- Binding fabric (optional) ¼yd
- Batting: 24in square
- Backing fabric: 24in square
Ohio Star quilt pattern
You Will Need
- Sewing machine
From each of the lime green, coral, light pink and mint green fabrics cut:
- Two (2) 4½in squares.
- One (1) 2½in square.
From each of the teal and dark green fabrics cut:
- Two (2) 2½in squares.
From the background cut:
- Nine (9) 4½in squares.
- Two (2) 2½in squares. Subcut in half on the diagonal to yield four (4) triangles.
- Four (4) 4½in x 8½in.
- Two (2) 10½in squares. Subcut in half on the diagonal to yield four (4) triangles.
From the binding fabric cut:
- Three (3) 2½ x WOF
Piecing the CST Units
Take a background 4½in square and place a lime green 2½in square in the top left corner. Draw a diagonal line from the bottom left to top right on the reverse of the lime green square and sew across the drawn line. Trim, leaving a ¼in seam allowance and press open to make a Corner-square Triangle (CST). Repeat in the top right corner with a teal 2½in square (Fig 1).
Repeat step 5 with the following colour combinations, to make three more CST units:
- Top left: coral, top right: dark green.
- Top left: mint green, top right: teal.
- Top left: light pink, top right: dark green.
Piecing the Flying Geese units
Repeat step 7 of the Flying Geese mini quilt to make four FG units using the background 4½in x 8½in pieces and coloured 4½in squares.
Assembling the quilt top
Sew a 2½in background triangle either side of the teal/lime green CST unit, aligning one straight edge with the coloured CSTs (Fig 2). Repeat to sew a 2½in background triangle either side of the teal/mint green CST unit.
Sew the last two CST units either side of a background 4½in square, along the CST edges.
Arrange the two units from step 8½ at the top and bottom of the unit from step 9, matching seams to create a star (Fig 3). Turn the star 45-degrees and trim on-point to 8 in square. Align the 4¼in marks on your quilt ruler with the square centre.
Join a 4½in x 8½in FG unit to the left and right sides of your star block. Sew a background 4½in square to either side of your remaining two FG units and join to the remaining sides of the star block, matching seams (Fig 4).
Sew a background 10½in a triangle to each side of the mini quilt, carefully centering the triangles on the Flying Geese units (Fig 5). Rotate the mini quilt 45-degrees and square up to 20in, carefully centering the star.
Quilt and finish, following steps 12–15 of the Flying Geese mini quilt instructions.
We hope you’ve enjoyed making your Ohio star quilt. The quilting goodness doesn’t stop here though! Check out our big block quilt patterns and