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Ohio Isle New Year Bonus Block

Ohio Isle New Year Bonus Block

Written by: 
Andrea Arledge

In homage, to my first pattern with Moda last year, I couldn't pass up the chance to incorporate an Ohio Star in to this years Countdown to Christmas! Being born, raised, and still living in Ohio, this traditional pattern holds a dear place in my heart. I hope you enjoy this year's bonus block!

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YIELD

18" finished block (18 1/2" unfinished)

INGREDIENTS

From Snow (9900 11), cut:
{A} (9) 2½” squares
{B} (6) 3½” squares
{C} (5) 2½” x 18½” strips

From Dill (9900 77), cut:
{A} (6) 2½” squares
{B} (6) 3½” squares
{C} (3) 2½” x 18½” strips

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1. MAKE OHIO STARS

1. Mark the diagonal on the back of the six 3.5” print/color squares and pair each with a background square, right sides together. Using a scant 1/4” seam, sew on either side of the marked line. Cut on the line. Press this seam to the dark side.

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2. Mark the diagonal on the back of six of the twelve HST’s made from step one and pair each with a non-marked HST, right sides together but the opposite colors meeting, right sides together. Pin over the seam so that the two HST’s nest together. Sew on either side of the marked line using a scant 1/4” seam. Cut on the line to separate. Press this seam open as well. Trim this QST to 2.5” square. You should have 12 total QST.

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3. Using four QST, four Print/Color squares, and one Background square, sew following the layout to create an Ohio Star. Repeat this process using the remaining 2.5” squares to create the two reverse colored Ohio Stars.

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4. Sew the three Ohio Stars together to complete the Ohio Star Row measuring 18.5x6.5

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STEP 2. MAKE CHECK ROWS

1. Pair each background 18.5x2.5 piece with a print/color 18.5x2.5 piece, there should be three sets. Sew down the long side. Press to the print/color side.

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2. Carefully cut each strip set down to 2.5x4.5 pieces, you should end up with 18 units.

3. Sew nine units together in a checkered pattern to create a Check Row measuring 18.5x4.5, repeat for the second Check Row

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STEP 3. ASSEMBLE THE BLOCK

1. Sew each Background Row to a Check Row, press to the background fabric

2. Sew each of those units to either side of the Ohio Star Row for a block measuring 18.5x18.5

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Andrea Arledge

@Andrea.Arledge.Designs

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