Woodcarver’s Star: This design was inspired by the Reclaimed West Fabric line Designed by Judy and Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures and is designed for foundation paper piecing by Bradley and Judy Niemeyer. This instructions will teach you an new technique  (developed in 2014) that expands on our traditional foundation paper piecing approach using strip-piecing to complete lone star units.   To complete the stars, strips are sewn onto foundation paper to complete what we call a ‘Strip Set’. After the strip sets are completed, they are cut apart, rearranged, and resewn into a diamond star point. The technique evolved from seeing some common assembly approaches between the Summer Solstice and Bali Fever Backgrounds.  Judy began experimenting with ways to speed up the creation of a lone star block with a strip to eliminate cutting, while also minimizing fabric waste. The Woodcarver’s Star is a Queen Version of the block used in Prismatic Star.  It can be completed with 2-1/2” strips, and has been designed without Y-Seams.  It incorporates the windmill block developed with the Reclaimed West fabric collection and it is Judy’s first Broken Star Quilt Design.  Requiring just under 21 Yards of fabric, this Queen-Size quilt may be one of the most efficient Queen designs Quiltworx has ever published.  The quilt on the coversheet was pieced and quilted by Quiltworx staff and one of our Certified Instructors, Diana Simkins.
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This pattern is Quiltster Compatible! This means you can color the quilt with your favorite Fabric Collection in Quiltster before you make it and obtain yardage! Click on the logo to the left to be taken directly to the Template page for this design in Quiltster. You may need to log into your account for the link to work. If you do not have a Quiltster account already, you will need to subscribe and log in before this link will work. Subscriptions can be obtained by going to, click on Subscribe!


Click below for a downloadable .PDF of various kitting handouts!
Size: 99″ x 99″
Price: $70.00
Pattern Includes: Instructions, Cover Sheet, Yardage Information, Foundation Papers
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