This Ohio Star variation was nicely put together. I liked the colours too!
My first step in quilting it was to stitch in the ditch ESS (every stinkin’ seam). Painfully tedious but necessary to stabilise everything. I did this with an 8o wt Deco Bob thread.
Next, I stitched wonky 8-point stars in the centre square of each big star and each block surrounding the big star. Yes, that was a LOT of stars — nine in each of the 16 blocks, so that’s 144 stars! Each star has eight lines, so that’s 1152 straight lines! Thank goodness for my Line Tamer ruler, which made the process of stitching all those straight lines MUCH quicker.
For the border, I just stitched straight lines down the centre of the squares. I left the yellow sashings and the maroon borders unstitched.
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- Top: Robison-Anton ‘Shimmering gold’ (40 wt, rayon, colour 2471); Wonderfil Deco-Bob (80 wt, colour DB 414)
- Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (light tan)
Photos of all the Community Quilts I’ve quilted are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/