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Thread: What block did I make?

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    Senior Member Dedemac's Avatar
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    What block did I make?

    Is this an Ohio star?

    I need some help, I was making up the label for a gift, but I don’t know what block I made. The front is all HST in a four patch design and the border I did four triangles to mimic the square entering the border. But what are the four, star pattern blocks called that make up the piece? I used Ronda's 1.5 square to make all the HST blocks so the whole thing is only 10.5 inches square.
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    Is there any real name or should I just call it the Ohio star?

    Thanks for the help I love this board!

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    Yes it sure is. Four of them set together and set on point like that makes it hard to tell , huh?
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    Oh ... Sorry, I love this topper. So pretty.
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    That's not an Ohio Star - Ohio stars have something like an hourglas where the points are. What you have is a variation of an Eight Pointed Star. Here is one pattern for it in a 12" block so you can see:
    http://www.quilterscache.com/E/Eight...tar4Block.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy T. View Post
    That's not an Ohio Star - Ohio stars have something like an hourglas where the points are. What you have is a variation of an Eight Pointed Star. Here is one pattern for it in a 12" block so you can see:
    http://www.quilterscache.com/E/Eight...tar4Block.html
    I was not sure what was closer since there are no whole blocks in the top. Every thing is HST even the centers that are green and red and yellow.

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    use the link and go o quilters cache and look around , u might find i there
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    I don't know. I think it is pretty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie View Post
    use the link and go o quilters cache and look around , u might find i there
    I did that last night and did not find anything the same.

    Here is a closer picture of just one of the squares.
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    It is still an Eight-Pointed Star ... it's just that your block uses the half-square triangles method for the points instead of the flying geese. Here is another photo of a block: http://pinterest.com/pin/176977460329476905/

    But if you wanted, you could call it Ohio Stars on point. I just meant to clarify - I do not mean to be the Quilt Police! You mini is darling and you can call it any kind of star you want!

    County Junktion has several with different color variations and different names:
    http://countryjunktion.com/blocks/LayerStar.html

    http://countryjunktion.com/blocks/QuarterSquare.html
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    Thank you all for the help. I will label it HST Star. I think understand why the on point comes in, it because the center square is on point not the whole block, correct.

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    looks like a great block of ohio stars
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    Some blocks have many names - some names have many blocks.

    It can get confusing.

    That's why it's helpful to have a picture or drawing of whatever when one is describing a block.

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    Looks great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedemac View Post
    Thank you all for the help. I will label it HST Star. I think understand why the on point comes in, it because the center square is on point not the whole block, correct.
    It sounds like you really want to know the difference, so I am sending you a private message with explanations of the differences in the construction of an ohio star and an eight-pointed star. I hope it helps.

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    Photos for you - first message - photos won't load in order so 3 messages to go with PM:
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    Last edited by Kathy T.; 06-21-2013 at 05:12 PM.

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    second set of photos shows the two blocks on-point and differences
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    third set of photos - your blocks in your mini - what they are seeing as an Ohio Star vs the block you made
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    If it looks like an Ohio Star, no matter which way you turn it, and it smells like an Ohio Star, it must be an Ohio Star
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    Not sure what it's called but I love it. Love your label.

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    I see the difference in the hour glass versus the solid points. Good examples Kathy T. Either way, it is really cute!~
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    The mini here is a really cute presentation. I was inspired by all of the secondary designs that Dede created in the way she placed her blocks. I would forget the original block names and go with what the whole little quilt it looks like now, e.g. if you - (1) look directly to the right of the center block and concentrate on the reds, you can see fish with tails looking in at the center - so you could call it Fisherman's Star, or (2) instead of thinking fish, those same designs look like the stylized hawks in Native American designs - so you could call it Cherokee Star. It is just so fascinating when blocks are put together and make all of those secondary designs. I love this mini!

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    Thank you all for the great comments. It's fun to see what you can do with the leftovers of another quilt. I was a little afraid of blocks so small. (I really hate to throw any fabric away) I think I need a small rotating cutting mat if I am going to do more of these. My big one was just too much waste of space and slowed me down. I didn't see the fish until Kathy pointed them out. Here is the back for any one who was curious.

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    This one I do know.

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    I just call it a pretty block! Love it!
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    Any single block may have several traditional names and some names are applied traditionally to several blocks. Don't worry about the name. Enjoy the lovely stars you made.

    The second is one of my favs. You did it well.

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    I have been around the block for many years. I like your name for it. It does have lots of names and also ways of making it and setting it.. Love what you have done with it! I too can't not throw away those little pieces..even the bits when put under tule make beautiful paintings! Quilt on!! and enjoy!

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