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    Ohio Star block HELP!

    Hey out there,

    I need some help. My mom loves the Ohio Star quilt block. I just learned how to make it and my block finshed is 12" x 12".

    My mom has a king size bed and what she wants is a large star in the center with the 12" x 12" block on each corner the rest filled with backgound.

    How in the world do I double the block? I have tried doubling the measurments but dows not help. Can anyone help me out.

    So I what I would like is a 24" 24" quilt block in the center.

    I guess...
    Please any advice would be helpful
    Thanks God Bless
    Aaron

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    Re: Ohio Star block HELP!

    Starting with the easiest part of the block -

    cut 5 - 6 1/2" squares (unfinished center square and four corner squares.)

    Using the following method for making flying geese units -

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/tut...st-two_methods

    The unfinished size of the four flying geese units is 6 1/2" tall by 12 1/2" wide. Cut one rectangle 6 1/2" x 12 1/2" and two squares that each measure 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"

    Hope this helps! Good luck!
    Last edited by rebeccas-sewing; May 18, 2011, 03:48 AM.
    Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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      #3
      Re: Ohio Star block HELP!

      I forgot to mention that you will need 4 of those flying geese units.
      Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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        #4
        Re: Ohio Star block HELP!

        Another perfect answer! Aaron, you sure have jumped into quilting with both feet. Very addictive isn't it? Glad you are enjoying it. Don't forget to look at the tutorials as they are very helpful.
        Susan

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          Re: Ohio Star block HELP!

          Thank you all for your advice.... I love quilting and can't stop! I would like a place to post all the quilts I make so I can share my work.

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            #6
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            I'm lookig forward to seeing your quilts, Aaron! You can start an album here by going to your profile. Cant wait to see the Ohio star when its finished.!

            Rebecca....have you considered writing a book to how to enlarge quilt blocks? I would buy it! There are blocks I absolutely love and would like to make a giant center piece but dont know how to enlarge them.
            ~Mary
            As ye sew, so shall ye rip.

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              #7
              Re: Ohio Star block HELP!

              Aaron - Go to your profile and you can add your photos to your own album. We'd love to see your work.
              Susan

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                #8
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                Thank you for the info Rebecca and asking the question, Aaron! Can't wait to see the end result. Your Mom will be so tickled with whatever you make for her.

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                  #9
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                  I hope so..... I would also buy the book on how to enlarge a quilt block... I will start my album...
                  Aaron

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                    #10
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                    I tried to set up a album but go to
                    www.aaronsquilts.shutterfly.com

                    there you will be able to see my quilts

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                      #11
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                      Thanks, ladies! I love your positive thinking!
                      Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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                        #12
                        Re: Ohio Star block HELP!

                        Ok the instructions I have are as followed.
                        Cut the following:
                        Center Square 4 1/2" sq
                        Triangles around the center 5 1/4" sq
                        Star Points (2) 5 1/4" sq
                        Light Triangles (4 corners) (2) 4 1/4" sq
                        Background (1) 5 1/4"sq. (2) 4 7/8" sq

                        I want to make a king quilt with this Ohio Star in the center but larger. The finish Block will mesaure (12 1/2") I want to make it double so how do I go about making it larger? Do I double the cutting measurements? What if I want it triple? Etc?
                        Thanks Again for your help.
                        Aaron

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                          #13
                          Re: Ohio Star block HELP!

                          Originally posted by Reboot530 View Post
                          I tried to set up a album but go to
                          www.aaronsquilts.shutterfly.com

                          there you will be able to see my quilts
                          I just now took a look at your album! Very impressed. Thanks for sharing, Aaron. Keep up the good work. We hope to see your finished Ohio Star quilt very soon!!
                          Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
                          it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

                          "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                            #14
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                            Thanks Sandy. I love quilting. I am just stuck with making my mother's quilt don't know how big to make the center Star.....
                            Please help me out if you can. He e are the cutting measurements for a 12 x 12 block. I want to make it large so what do I do?

                            Cut the following:
                            Center Square 4 1/2" sq
                            Triangles around the center 5 1/4" sq
                            Star Points (2) 5 1/4" sq
                            Light Triangles (4 corners) (2) 4 1/4" sq
                            Background (1) 5 1/4"sq. (2) 4 7/8" sq

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                              #15
                              Re: Ohio Star block HELP!

                              You know, Aaron, I have no real clue here. I guess I could work it out someway - never having done something like that before - but if I were doing this I'd get a couple old shirts or some scrap fabric and 'wing it' to see what would work.
                              Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
                              it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

                              "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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