The Ohio Star block is one of the first blocked I learned to make and I felt so clever when I had finished it. It really is a handy block to know, it is easy to piece and it works well on quilts, cushions and bags. It sews up quite quickly. You can vary it a lot depending on the colours and patterns you use so you can make quite spectacular quilts using it. Once you have mastered it you can try some of the harder pieced blocks and they will seem easier to you.