BOM August Ohio Star

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I just decided to do it right away -- my machine was still warmed up from doing the July blocks... LoL! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be very careful to sew with a scant quarter inch seam on this one... it does not have much room to spare. My block finished at exactly 12.5 inches, but I was expecting more... my seams "seemed" very shallow to me.....

What you will need

  • Black
  • White and Red cotton fabrics

Q&A with Di4N4

nmackay asked:
that looks pretty good! How did your block measure up?
Di4N4 answered:
Thanks, I rushed through, but I was VERY careful about my scant quarter-inch for all of the seams... My finished block was barely 12.5 inches. I trimmed a teensy bit, just after I posted the photo. There is not much room to spare, on this one!
jenris asked:
Di4N4, Looks like you are first up! Well done. Love the extra border around your center medallion. Adds a lot to the overall intricacy look.
Di4N4 answered:
Thanks, this was a fun one... I wanted to use a certain fabric for the center, but it just wasn't quite the right size, so I ended up adding a little bit to it... kind of like we did on those log cabin blocks.
MirkaMas asked:
Looks awesome!!! (Just finished my July's, tomorrow I will do the August's, so my mashine is warmed up as well. But a little bit of sleep is necessary... lol). Like your fabrics!
Di4N4 answered:
MirkaMas - I love the style of your dresdens. I am eager to see what you come up with for your August blocks!
Ladybev asked:
Very, very nice! All of your blocks look so well together. Your quilt is going to be dynamite!
Di4N4 answered:
Thanks, Ladybev! I never dreamed I would be doing a mystery quilt, or a block of the month... and I also never would have believed how much fun it is to participate in this inspiring project!
AlyxRansom asked:
Yikes -- is this one of the blocks WE"RE doing?!?
Di4N4 answered:
Lol! August blocks came a couple days early! I was ready! (but I'm going to study the written instructions before I start on the second one -- a double star)

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