How to Make the Ohio State Quilt Block

How to Make the Ohio State Quilt Block

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On this momentous day, November 2, 2023, we are thrilled to introduce the Ohio State Quilt Block tutorial in celebration of National Ohio State Day! Dedicated to preserving the storied tradition of quilt blocks in every state, we have taken meticulous steps to break down this block, ensuring that quilters of all proficiency levels can take part and discover delight in the process. Through our simplified method, you now have the chance to create the Ohio State Quilt Block, transforming it into an enjoyable and gratifying project. Immerse yourself in Ohio’s captivating shades as you stitch together this exceptional quilt block, capturing the true essence of the Buckeye State in your quilting masterpiece. Prepare to quilt with pride and pay homage to Ohio’s artistic legacy on this noteworthy occasion.

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Embark on a quilting odyssey as we venture into a captivating journey through time, delving into the intricate mosaic of historical heritage and artistic legacy that has shaped the enduring beauty of quilting. Within this enthralling expedition, we warmly welcome you to join us as we dive into the heartwarming tale of the Hearth and Home quilting project—an extraordinary initiative that united quilters from all corners of the United States during the early 1900s.

Today, our exploration turns to the enchanting state of Ohio, where history and imagination converge to unveil the Ohio State Quilt Block. This exquisite design takes inspiration from the beauty of the Flint, Ohio’s distinctive state mineral. Skillfully blending contrasting tones, including the rich hues found in the Flint, infuses vitality into this captivating quilt block, turning it into a spectacle of sheer grandeur.

Stay engaged for upcoming state block tutorials as we persist in commemorating the quilt block heritage of every state, sharing the diverse beauty and essence of America, one block at a time! Happy quilting!

You can find the cutting instructions and templates for this block below, so let’s dive right in! The pattern incorporates rotary cutting guidelines and templates if you opt to print the pattern.

Go grab the rotary cutting directions for this block below and let’s get started!

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    Step 1 – Create the Templates

    To create this block, you’ll need to make your own templates. The following instructions will guide you in crafting templates for two out of the four quarters of the block. Note that three of the quarters are identical, so you only need one set of templates for those three quarters.

    Here’s how to proceed:

    1. Start by obtaining 2 pieces of 6″ square paper; these will serve as the foundation for the two quarters where we’ll build our templates.
    2. For the first quarter, select a corner and measure 2″ away from that corner on both sides. Next, draw diagonal lines from corner to corner and from each mark to the corner. These lines will serve as the templates you’ll cut out for the three identical quarters. Be sure to mark on these templates the colors from which they should be cut.
    3. With the second 6″ square paper, pick a corner and make marks as illustrated in the diagram I’ve included below. Then, draw lines following the diagram. Repeat this process for the other corner on the diagonal, as indicated in the diagram.
    4. Lastly, draw a line connecting one 1″ mark to the other 1″ mark. This step completes the templates for this quarter.
    5. Make sure that you mark the top of the templates because we will need to flip them over to transfer them to the Steam a Seam 2.

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    Step 1 and 2 above.
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    Step 3 and 4 above.
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    This block shows what the templates will look like once cut.

    Step 2 – Transfer the Templates to the Steam a Seam 2

    Now that we have our templates ready, proceed as follows:

    1. Cut 2 pieces of Steam-A-Seam 2, each measuring at least 10″ x 10″ square.
    2. Take the templates for the darker color, flip them over, and transfer them onto one of the Steam-A-Seam 2 sheets we previously cut. Ensure that the top of the template is facing the fusible webbing side.
    3. Once you have transferred the darker color templates, repeat the process for the lighter color templates on the other sheet of Steam-A-Seam 2.
    4. Following the provided instructions, peel the non-gridded side of the fusible webbing and place it onto the back side of your fabric. Press for approximately 3 seconds to adhere the glue to the fabric.
    5. Cut the templates from the fabric, making sure to keep the paper on the back of your pieces.

    Step 3 – Cut the Background Piece

    Moving on, let’s prepare the background piece for the block. Follow these steps:

    1. Cut a 12.5″ square from a contrasting fabric.
    2. To easily identify the four quarters of the block, fold the fabric in half twice and press it to create creases. This will clearly mark the four quarters of the block.

    Step 4 – Add the Applique pieces to the Background

    Now, it’s time to arrange the pieces you’ve cut in accordance with the block picture, ensuring that they are placed and oriented correctly. Follow these steps:

    1. Lay out your pieces according to the block picture.
    2. Once you have them in place, carefully peel the paper backing off the back of the appliqué pieces and place them down. Steam-A-Seam 2 is repositionable, so you can adjust their placement until they are correctly positioned.
    3. Utilize the creases on your fabric to determine the location of the quarters and be sure not to extend beyond the 1/4″ seam allowance on the outer edge of the block.
    4. Remember that our templates were designed for a 12″ block, and now we are working on a 12.5″ block. This adjustment ensures that we won’t be sewing into the Steam-A-Seam 2 adhesive.
    5. Once you are happy with where your pieces are placed, iron in place with a hot steam iron for at least 30 seconds.

    Your Ohio State Quilt Block is now complete!

    As we approach the conclusion of our journey, we find ourselves fully immersed in the captivating realm of the Ohio State Quilt Block. Originating in the early 1900s, particularly within the Hearth and Home quilting project, our contemporary interpretation of this block encapsulates both the rich artistic heritage and profound identity of the Buckeye State. Through the meticulous assembly of this exquisite block, we’ve drawn inspiration from Ohio’s distinctive state symbol, the Flint. This artistic embodiment has empowered us to fashion a masterpiece that genuinely pays homage to the state’s inherent allure. In the course of this creative odyssey, we’ve come to realize that quilting transcends being a mere craft; it’s a medium of self-expression that seamlessly weaves history, tradition, and heartfelt dedication. The Ohio State Quilt Block stands as a testament to unity and camaraderie, fostering a space where quilters from all walks of life come together to honor the enduring legacy of this beloved art form.

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