BERNINA Sun Print 2017 Block Party : Ohio Star Variation

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The AG Team is so pleased to be a part of the BERNINA Block Party this year. Nina McVeigh, BERNINA Educator and Quilting and Longarm Specialist, has designed a vibrant quilt and will be the host over at This quilt is going to improve your piecing skills and will also be a wonderful canvas to show off your quilting skills. The best things about a block party are you only have to make one block a month and when you are done you have a whole beautiful quilt!

September’s block is an Ohio Star Variation. It is the block set in the lower left of the pictured quilt above. For Block 6, Nina will be making four 12” Ohio Star variation blocks and seaming them together to form a large 24″ block. Color placement can make all the difference in how this block works in a quilt. Visit the tutorial on Nina’s tips and easy to follow pictures will get you right where you need to be and give you good footing for the next blocks in the #BERNINABlockParty.

How it All Works

On the first Monday of each month, a new block will be posted on with piecing instructions. The blocks vary in size and some months there may be multiple blocks to make that month’s section. Remember to save all of your fabrics from month to month, because the leftovers from one month will become the next month’s new pieces! Take a look at the introduction post at for more information.

Gathering Supplies

Use the chart below to gather fabrics, or check with your favorite local or online retailers to purchase a kit. Are you a shop interesting in kitting this BOM? Send us an email, and we will add you to the shop list below:

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