What If You Made
An Ohio Star
...Then Cut It Into
To avoid problems later on, I pressed the seams of the hour glass squares on the sides of this Ohio Star block open before I cut it into quarters.
I quite like the Quarter of Nine block that I get from an Ohio Star block. It is an interesting block all by itself and it combines to form some interesting larger blocks as well.
I like the look this gives to the block. The triangles are no longer sharp and pointy. They are somewhat gentler and friendlier.
I like this block but I would like to see how it looks with a greater variety of fabric colors.
Playing with Quarter of Nine blocks is an easy way to create new quilt designs. You start by making simple familiar blocks that are based on a ninepatch grid. You cut them into quarters. Then you arrange them in all sorts of different ways until you find something you like. There is nothing difficult about this. It is a wonderful way to make quilts that are truly your own.