I am nearly half-way done with my star blocks for the Ohio Star and Rails quilt I am working on. I spent the better part of the day (noon-7 pm) working on the blocks. I thought I was really pushing them out, but gosh, they are SLOW.
It is those star points that take SO much time.
The blocks are a process. First a 3 1/2″ block; then they get marked and stitched for a half-square triangle, then cut and pressed open. Then layer an opposing one on top, and mark and stitch again, cut and press open. Then back to the cutting board to trim them to the perfect 2.5″ block. Every star block gets 4 of them. So, if I have 21 star blocks to make; I need to have 84 more ! I CAN do this!! Putting the block together is simple once the star points are built!
So, the shape of the quilt is coming along. I just have to get it up on the wall to look at and remind me that I am getting close. Glad I made all those rail blocks last week.
I know, there are a couple of rails turned in the “wrong direction” but they aren’t in the “final setting” yet.
note: Pattern designed by Bonnie Hunter – Ohio Star and Rails. Source: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/06/ohio-stars-rails.html
My project is for Quilts of Valor challenge, Ocean Waves Quilt Guild Show; Lewes Delaware on July 17 & 18, 2015
– Check it out: http://oceanwavesquiltguild.org/qs15.html
More tomorrow! Have fun with your projects.