Saturday, October 10, 2015

Ohio Supernova: Ohio Star Modern Makeover

EQ7 Mock Up
This month's Modern Quilts Unlimited's "Everything Old is New Again" block challenge had us giving the traditional Ohio Star a modern makeover.  After being stumped for several weeks, I used EQ7 to experiment with the 9-patch grid and adding some additional hourglass blocks to each corner.

While I used neutrals in the background, the range in values and placement adds great interest and movement.  They also help the acid/limeade star points truly pop!!  Construction was achieved with some foundation piecing of the triangle units and the rest was regular piecing.

Online voting is open and runs through 10/14...hint hint!
Finished 12" Ohio Supernova Block

2 comments:

  1. Very pretty. Years ago I redrafted a block to fit around the corners of a quilt. It's a great way to create a border.

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    1. What a great tip for border designs! Thanks for sharing!!

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