Thursday, August 19, 2010


Ohio Star

Yesterday I played with the colors for this quilt design and got nowhere. I'm going to try again today.

What if I color the Ohio Star blocks in diagonal bands starting with yellow in the top right hand corner and transitioning to violet in the bottom left?

What if I color the Nine Patch blocks in the bands the same color but slightly darker?

What if I change the white squares in the Nine Patch blocks to black?

The Ohio Star blocks are overpowered by the Nine Patch blocks.

What if I change the bits connecting the stars from white to black?

The Ohio Stars are back.

What if I change the diamonds in the stars' centers from white to black?

What if I treat this last design as if it were a block and combine 4 of them rotated to make a quilt top?

This is a quilt I want to sew.

For more color explorations go to My Post by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Colors.


  1. Wayne,

    It has been intersting following this design through all the stages, and love the finale one ... though it needs a simple border, or at least a binding!

    Judy B

  2. Judy

    I think this quilt is busy enough that it could get by with binding. On the other hand, I think I would want to play with borders a bit before I made that decision