Ohio Star in a Star

Medallion Quilt

Straight layout/w 1 Ring

Block Setting – Single

Size: Wallhanging 58" Square

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The quilt layout for the Ohio Star in a Star Medallion Quilt uses Quilt Pro’s
Straight-Line block setting option. In this lesson, we will be designing a Wallhanging
quilt using a block we designed in a prior lesson.

Layers:  We will begin this quilt without Layers.   If you
do NOT have the layers enabled you may skip to the next paragraph.  
From Preferences select the Layers Tab.  Deselect Layers enabled. Click OK. You will
return to the Work Area and the Layer buttons should be gone.

From the Layout menu select Quilt. A Quilt Layout dialog box appears.
The quilt preview will show the default quilt layout on the upper right hand side of the
dialog box, as well as the quilt measurements for this setting. For this exercise, notice
as the measurement changes as you make changes to the quilt, but wait until you are done
with all adjustments before determining if the quilt size is correct. If at the end of all
your adjustments the size is incorrect then review the all the layout screens to be sure
the match up with the numbers shown below.

To adjust the center block: 

  1. Select Straight from the Layout arrangement box.
  2. Change the Block Count to: Across 1, Down 1
  3. Change the Block Size to: Width and Height 24"
  4. Change the Block Setting to: Single

To add and adjust a Medallion Ring:

  1. If your current layout indicates you have no rings, click the Add
    Ring button once.  Your screen should indicate the quilt has 1 ring.
  2. Adjust the Horizontal and Vertical fittings:  Specific Count,
    Width 7", Count 4.
  3. Block Setting: Single.

To add borders to the Quilt:

  1. Select the Borders tab and border settings appear.
  2. Add borders to your quilt by clicking on the Add Borders button until
    the dialog box indicates Quilt has 3 borders.

To adjust borders:

  1. Select 1 in the Current Border box.
  2. Change the Border type to: Corners
  3. Change the Horizontal and the Vertical Fittings settings to: Specific
    Count, Width 1 ", Count – 2.
  4. Select 2 in the Current Border box.
  5. Change the Border type to: Corners.
  6. Change the Horizontal and the Vertical Fittings settings to: Specific
    Count, Width 6", Count 4.
  7. Select 3 in the Current Border box. This border allows you to see
    what the binding will look like.
  8. Change the Horizontal and the Vertical Fittings settings to: Specific
    Count, Width 1", Count – 1.

To add sashes:

  1. Select the Sashes tab, and Sash settings appear.
  2. Click both Enable Inner and Outer Sash box.
  3. Adjust the Outer sash height and width 2" each. (the
    inner sash width doesn’t matter as they do not show on the quilt.)

The quilt should now measure 58 inches wide (Square). If the
measurements in your quilt are the same, click the OK button. If the measurements are off
then return to the settings indicated above. The blank straight setting layout will
appear, as shown below.

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Now that we have a straight grid on the screen, we can add
our blocks and borders to the quilt. We will use the block made in the Ohio Star in A Star
block project. The Medallion Ring will be the Original Ohio Star Block.  The outer
sash is a pieced sash. Border 2 is a pieced border and the other two will be plain
borders. Use the Illustration above for the directions below.

Adding Block to the Quilt Grid

Ohio Star in a Star Block
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  1. Place your mouse cursor over the center block  position
    (where Block is shown in the Illustration above) and click the right mouse button.
  2. From the pop up menu, select Browse Blocks. The File Browser
    dialog box will appear.
  3. Go to the folder where you saved the block you made with the
    Star project.
  4. Locate the Ohio Star in a Star block and Drag and drop the Star on the Center block on the grid.

 

Ohio Star (Original Block)

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  1. From the Classic Stars folder drag and drop the Ohio Star to
    the Medallion ring on the grid.
  2. Click the close button on the File Browse

Adding Pieced Sashing to the Quilt Design

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  1. Place your mouse cursor over the blank sash on the layout
    grid and click the right mouse button.
  2. From the pop up menu, select Browse Sash. The File Browser
    dialog box will appear.
  3. Go to the Sash folder of the program.
  4. From the Sash folder, locate the Diamond Sash.
  5. Drag and drop the Diamond Sash on the sash on the grid.
  6. Click the close button on the File Browser

 

Add the pieced Border to the quilt design.

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  1. Place your mouse cursor over any blank border on the
    layout grid and click the right mouse button.
  2. From the pop up menu, select Browse Borders. The File Browser
    dialog box will appear.
  3. Go to the Workbook folder of the program.
  4. From the Border folder, locate the Dogtooth Border.
  5. Drag and drop the Dogtooth Border on the middle (and widest)
    border on the grid.
  6. Click the close button on the File Browser.

Painting or Coloring the Ohio Star in a Star quilt.

The Violet-Green-Yellow Fabric palette was used to color this
quilt. 

  1. To open the palette place your mouse cursor over the fabric palette and click the right
    mouse button.
  2. From the Flyout menu, select Open Palette. The open Fabric Dialog box appears.
  3. Choose Violet-Green-Yellow Fabric palette from the list of palettes.
  4. Click the open button.

Saving your Quilt design

  1. From the File, menu select Save As. The Project Save As dialog box appears.
  2. Type "Ohio Star in a Star" as the name for your quilt inside the box named
    "File Name:"
  3. Click the Save button.

 

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