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New Years Star

The fabrics featured in this post were given to me by Northcott  Fabrics.

This fabulous pattern, “New Year’s Star” by Deb Tucker is fun to make using your V Block & Tucker Trimmer I tools.  It can be made in 3 sizes: 50″ x 66″, 66 x 82″ & 82 x 102″.  I love pink and aqua & retro fans.  I guess you can say the photo above shows my fan club (HAHAHAHA).


I chose 4 fabrics from Northcott’s “Strokes of Brilliance” collection.  The colors are so deep and rich.


Pinwheels:  Making the pinwheels begins by  making half square triangles using the 3″ dark & medium squares.  Trim to 2 1/2″ with your Tucker Trimmer.  Arrange the trimmed squares into pinwheels.


Use Care Here!.  The blocks should spin exactly as shown in the pattern instructions.

V Block High/Low:


I have cut my background squares and side triangles for unit construction.

Following my pattern instructions I trimmed the background square and stitch a side triangle to it.


Press toward the side triangle,  add the square to make the second low side triangle and trim.

Trim using the V Bock tool as shown above.  Rotate and trim again.


By placing the high/low units around the pinwheels we get a great looking wonky star!

Framed Squares:


Make 8 of these easy framed squares.

Combination Units:

Using the Magic Wand draw 2 diagonal lines on the back of the 5 1/2″ the background squares and align with the medium squares, stitch on lines.

Cut apart and press toward the darker fabric.

Using the Magic wand draw 2 diagonal lines on the back of the half square triangles (HST).  Center the HST’s on a dark 5 1/2″ square, stitch on the lines, cut apart & press toward the large triangle.

Trim using your Tucker Trimmer, rotate and trim again.


Each set makes mirror image combination units.  Both are used in the pieced inner border.  It is a good idea to keep the units organized into left and right groups.  You’ll be glad you did.


Lay out your units.


Stitch into rows.


Add your inner borders.


Add your pieced inner borders and your final outer border.


I love the backing too.  This quilt was completed with Quilters dream Batting!  Thank you Northcott for letting me create with your beautiful fabrics.  The description I’ve shared in this post does not answer every question you may have.  Please feel free to contact me with questions.

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I Am Batt Girl

Batt Girl

I started out being known as the “Queen of One Block Wonders”.  Then my alter ego took over, the “Quilt Ninja”!  I have gone on to be known as a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor”.  Now…I am “Batt Girl”!  But I am not the only one.

I am working at Quilters Dream Batting based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  I am part of a very special team that works very hard to bring you the best quilt batting in the world!  Quilters Dream Batting is a wholesale quilt batting supplier.  We only sell to quilt shops, and long-arm quilters, etc.  You must have a Tax ID number to purchase our batting.  We want quilt shops to be successful.  The wonderful thing about Quilters Dream Batting is there is NO Minimum Order!  So if your quilt shop does not carry our batting, tell them it is very easy to start an account, just go to the Quilters Dream Batting website.

What is your favorite batting and why?  Please let me know if you have any questions about One Block Wonder’s, Studio 180 Design – Deb Tucker products, and Quilters Dream Batting!