Friday, June 21, 2013

Ohio Star blocks...

My house has gone quiet. After four weeks of visitors big and small, my husband and I are appreciating  the quiet. But we sure do miss the patter-patter of little feet, the "hey, Nana"s, and the expressions of unconditional love.
I Love You Nana A Lot (with 100s of smiles and zero frowns)

Seems the perfect time to start a new project. My St Louis Modern Quilt Guild has issued this years' challenge ~ make a modern quilt using the traditional block Ohio Star.

I came up with a plan, pulled out my collection of Washi fabric and started cutting triangles.


So here's a start ~ one cute little 6" Ohio Star block...


And another...


I'm up to eight out of the seventeen that I need. Oh, and lots of other blocks too!


You won't see the rest of this one until the final reveal in September. Hope it turns out as well as it looks in my head!

17 comments:

  1. Ooooh, pretty so far!! Can't wait to see more!

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  2. Ahh.. I love the simple Ohio Star. I am sure it'll turn out to a pretty quilt! loving it already!
    Amira @ http://littlemushroomcap.blogspot.com

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  3. Looks good already , I know you will come up with something really cool !
    Jean M.

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  4. Your colors are smashing! I've pinned it for future reference. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Oooh! I like where this is going. The modern take on traditional is looking great! I am feeling your colour choices - looking forward to more!!!

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  6. Not sure I can wait until September for the full reveal! Looking fab, though - love how the central block ties in all the colours in the points.

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  7. Love Ohio Star blocks! Yours are so pretty!

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  8. I am loving the colors you have going in your stars so far!

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  9. Lovely! I'm wishing I had gotten my hands on some Washi fabric when it was easier to find. The more projects I sew the more I love the colors! Looking forward to September to see the rest!

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  10. Oh, wow, clean, fresh, colourful... perfect, I think I'm trying to say.
    Can't wait to see where this goes!

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  11. No worries it is going to look fabulous!

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  12. Looks promising! Can't wait to see the rest.

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  13. These are beautiful. I can't wait to see the finished product.

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  14. Beautiful palette and really nice work on those blocks! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!