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Many quiltmakers like to make six inch quilt blocks in order to use a greater variety of blocks in a sampler style quilt. Another reason might be to test out the look of a block in a smaller size in order to save on the fabrics (just in case the block looks very different than in your imagination).
Whatever your reason for creating six inch blocks, the pieces are all just smaller versions of larger sized quilt blocks -- such as the most popular size, the 12" quilt block. This is what makes quiltmaking so exciting -- you are the designer and get to choose all the components.
Split Ohio Star
Free Quilt Block Pattern
Just as the names suggests, this Split Ohio Star quilt block is based on the very popular Ohio Star block.
This quilt block is divided diagonally into two halves -- a dark and a light side. This allows for all sorts of interesting design options for your quilt, similar to the technique of choosing a layout for a Log Cabin quilt.
While the Ohio Star block uses only squares and quarter square triangles, this version of the design introduces some half square triangle patches as well. This is what provides to opportunity to divide the block diagonally into halves.
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