Secondary Design for a Star

A big Thank You to Sue Edberg for her beautiful quilts. I left her post up for a few extra days because her quilts are just so beautiful.

How is everybody doing with their QOV projects? I’d love to hear progress and even see some pictures. I’ll show pictures of my progress tomorrow.

And I’ve been thinking about what to do next for star blocks that are simple, but different. I played around a bit in EQ7 and came up with this variation on the Ohio Star. It is inspired by the 54-40 Fight Block which has four patches on all four corners.

To make a 12 inch block, each finished four patch unit would measure 4 inches. The star points are four inch finished quarter square triangle units, and the center square is a 4 inch square. It really is pretty simple when you put it together with simple sashing and cornerstones. And the four patch blocks create a very pretty secondary pattern within this quilt.




Author: Marjorie Busby

My blog is about helping other quilters learn to use great tools in their quilting through what I can teach and through finding other bloggers who have good information. In addition, I am a mother and grandmother. Other hobbies include any other stitchery which makes me happy at the moment. I worked in clinical research for most of my career. I am now retired and enjoying every minute.

3 thoughts on “Secondary Design for a Star”

  1. My QOV quilt is off at a longarmer but should be back in the next couple of days. I’ll send a photo separately. Is there a special place where I need to indicate that I’m entering it into the challenge??

    1. Hi Linda,
      The instructions under QOV Challenge at the top of the blog page have instructions for tagging your quilt with your information. Tink Linhart will record all your information from that tag for the Challenge when she receives the quilt. Just be sure to get it on a piece of paper and pin/attach it to the quilt or within the package when you ship it.

  2. That is very nice Marjorie. I do like the secondary designs it makes.
    Due to some other issues that have cropped up, i don’t think my QOV will be finished in time for the challenge. As they say “It will get there, when it gets there!”

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