Night Stars – September – Ohio Stars

I’m feeling lazy tonight.  My children are tucked in, and I have no energy to do anything.  I’m even posting this in my pajamas.  

I started this set of blocks early, but didn’t finish them until the retreat I attended at the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  

One of the fun parts to quilting is that it is a timeless, functional art.  I love seeing old well loved quilts in museums.  The September Blocks for the Night Stars quilt are Ohio Stars.  Quick internet research says that the block dates back to the 1800’s.   It is a simple quad triangle 9 block surrounding a central square.  It also said that it is known as a variable star, or a lone star.  It doesn’t remind me of the Texas Lone a star at all.   
Why was this a popular Amish design? Does anyone know?

I used traditional methods for piecing.  I have to admit, I wasn’t paying attention, and stitched the wrong side of all of my triangles on one block.  Lucky me, my mom was visiting to set up her latest quilt on the longarm.  While it stitched, we frogged.  Thanks mom!

 The more I work on this quilt, I think it would look great in civil war prints or the Kansas Troubles line.  (It would need a new name though)

Happy quilting!


3 thoughts on “Night Stars – September – Ohio Stars

  1. Kayla says:

    Thanks for sharing. Your Ohio Star blocks are stunning in the batiks fabrics. Thanks for the idea of using Kansas Troubles fabrics. I love the KT fabrics and have many in my stash!


  2. ter says:

    woo hoo kayla… found ya.. terry here from retreat… thank you again for my giftie of the phone holder.. love it.. have used it lots.. and have peeps going what .. i want one… so christmas list are being filled… going to go sneak around your site to see what goodies you do… i love the quilt blocks with the different centers…. hope all is good take care


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