Then I remembered my Shaganappi alphabet. It's an outline alphabet.
What if I made Ohio Star an outline block?
Even better, what if I outline all the pieces that make up the Ohio Star block?
The triangles I could paper piece.
If I change the colors of the blocks in each row I get this Ohio Star quilt.
This puts more emphasis on the Ohio Stars. The secondary shapes disappear.
And a chance to do some interesting quilting.