Make It Your Way-Part 2 of 6

Make It Your Way-Part 2 of 6

Part 2 of our Mystery Quilt features Ohio Star and Lemoyne Star block variations.

Skill Level ♦♦

Designed by
Candace Hassen
Finished Quilt Size
89 1/2" x 101 1/2"
Ohio Star Blocks
8 Blocks 12" x 12"

Fabric Requirements*
    * Assorted light, medium and dark solids or prints/textures (blocks) 11-13 yds. total
    * Border/binding fabric 3 3/8 yds.
    * Backing (piece widthwise) 8 1/4 yds.
    * Batting size King

*Fabric requirements are for the entire quilt. Keep all unused fabric for future installments.

Other Materials
See-through acrylic ruler
Square acrylic ruler with 45° line, 4 1/2" or larger

Appeared in:

July/August 2009

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USER COMMENTS

How many colors?
As for how many colors to use, it depends on the color scheme you choose to begin with. If you look at part 1 again, you’ll see that the version using solids has many colors. Laura’s Batik version has fewer colors (mostly blues and greens), and Kathy’s traditional version uses a narrow group of colors (reds, golds, creams, blacks, and blues) in reproduction prints. We are all adding more fabric as we go, keeping to the colors and themes we began with.
Fabric Requirements
Lorrie - Since this is designed to be a mystery scrap quilt, plan on using lots of different fabrics. If you have a stash of fabric to pull from, you might select a few favorite, coordinated prints to use as a color recipe, or choose fabrics with a theme, as we showed in the first part of the series. Or you can begin with a classic color scheme, such as red, white, and blue, or pink, cream, and chocolate as a starting point. If you don’t have a large stash of fabrics, you may need to purchase some to complete the project. We suggest buying fat quarters to supplement your first choices, and adding more fabric, as you need it. Plan to make blocks one at a time, making each one different, yet coordinating with any blocks you’ve already made. Surprisingly, the values in the blocks can be switched around and the quilt design will still ”work.”

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