Ohio Stars

Ohio Star BlockOhio Stars is a series of photoquilts using the Ohio Star quilt pattern, a traditional nine-patch quilt block.  The block is a series of alternating squares and Xs, which create a star when contrasting colors are used for each shape.  Instead of alternating light and dark colors, I alternate the original image with its reflection.  This creates kaleidoscopic reflections as each shape meets its mirror image on every edge.  In the larger quilts, pieces are cut from different parts of each print causing the pattern to evolve across the length of the quilt, creating subtle changes in the pattern.

This quilt block design has been around at least as long as the state of Ohio itself.  Although known by many names, Ohio Star is probably the most common.  Being the Ohio Star, it only makes sense to incorporate pictures from Ohio in this series of photoquilts.  Each photo is of a place in Ohio that is in some way important and beautiful to me.  Click on the pictures and links below to see more about each quilt.

Ohio Star: State Fair photoquiltOhio Star: State Fair Ohio Star: Columbus Zoo Ohio Star: Columbus Zoo
Ohio Star: Mark Koenig photoquilt
Ohio Star: Mark Koenig
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Ohio Star: Franklin Park Conservatory
Ohio Star: Jesse Owens Memorial
Ohio Star: Jesse Owens Memorial
Ohio Star: COSI
Ohio Star: COSI
Ohio Star: Columbus Museum of Art photoquilt
Ohio Star: Columbus Museum of Art
Ohio Star: Hagerty Hall
Ohio Star: Hagerty Hall
Ohio Star: Ohio Stadium
Ohio Star: Ohio Stadium
Ohio Star: Thompson Library photoquilt
Ohio Star: Thompson Library
Ohio Star: Physics Research photoquilt
Ohio Star: Physics Research
Ohio Star PAES photoquilt
Ohio Star: PAES
ohio star scarlet skyway photoquilt
Ohio Star: Scarlet Skyway
Ohio Star Stadium Gates Photoquilt
Ohio Star: Stadium Gates
Ohio Star Wexner Center Photoquilt
Ohio Star: Wexner Center
Ohio Star RPAC Photoquilt
Ohio Star: RPAC
Ohio Star Knowlton Hall Photoquilt
Ohio Star: Knowlton Hall
Ohio Star Mirror Lake Photoquilt
Ohio Star: Mirror Lake

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