Batik Twinkle Stars IKEA Algot storage systems

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Easy to make Batik Twinkle Star Blocks

I dug into my stash and pulled out some beautiful blue batiks and made several Twinkle Star blocks. You can get the pattern for this neat block.

Easy to make Twinkle Star Block

Angela showed this block for the January Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2016. This block is so neat!!! I have always had fun taking part in her challenge although I missed it last year. Check it out as it is always a lot of fun and a great way to use scraps! I will be linking up on Saturday.


I have decided to use batik scraps from all of the quilt and projects I have done using Island Batik batiks. This is a 6 inch block, I made two blue ones and also a 12 inch block.

Easy to make Twinkle Star Block


I pulled out my AccuQuilt GO! Electric cutter machine and dies to make my blocks in the 2 different sizes. I used the AccuQuilt GO! 55410 Triangles in a Square 2″ finished squares for the 6 inch blocks. For the corners I cut 1 1/2″ squares and then I added 1 1/4″ strips around the block. For the 12 inch blocks I used the AccuQuilt GO! 55409 Triangles in a Square 4″ finished squares and 3 1/2″ squares for the corners and added 2 1/2″ strips around the block.

Easy to make Twinkle Star Block

I am using 2 Ikea Algot storage systems to hold my AccuQuilt GO! Electric cutter machine. I also bought casters for them.There is also a tall Ikea Algot system that holds 6 baskets, a couple of these would make a great place for a ironing board. I bought the first one last summer online and when I tried to buy another one at Christmas……the shipping was over $400!!! Of course I didn’t buy it and a couple weeks ago I went back to look at them again and….surprise…..the shipping was about $15. I bought it! Now I have all the info here in case I want to order more.

Easy to make Twinkle Star Block

Work on my new studio has come to a standstill as I have quilts that need to get finished. This has worked out well as Builder Bob is now working on his….teeny, tiny man cave…..I am so glad my room is a LOT bigger!

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  1. I love your blog. I’m not much for commenting, but I love these twinkle blocks. Did you make them into a quilt?

  2. Joan Sheppard says:

    Love this star quilt. I have been saving star patterns and hope to collect enough blues to make a scrappy/variety star quilt. Some big some small. Thanks again.

  3. Soma @ says:

    The stars look gorgeous in those blue batik fabrics! Now I want to make a blue quilt 🙂


  4. PeggyinNO says:

    Those stars DO twinkle!!! I am trying so hard to resist making those. Will see what the next row is, then I may jump in!!
    It looks like you are having a grand time getting your new studio all set up! Sew happy for you!!

  5. Teresa in Music City says:

    Love your new cutting station! I wish we had an Ikea near us – they have such unique items. I couldn't resist the Twinkle Stars either – they're so pretty, especially in blue. Love yours in batiks!!!

  6. I have no blue quilts, but your sweet looking blue blocks makes me want to sew one. Love the storage unit!

  7. Chopin - A Passionate Quilter says:

    Very pretty – I am having a difficult time in keeping with my 2016 goal of not joining in on an on-line BOM…. This one is very pretty… am rethinking.

  8. Gorgeous stars! We're all anxious to see a full studio reveal – you seem to have lots of great ideas!

  9. Love your stars Connie! They look great in batiks. And I can't wait to see your whole new studio–I bet it's awesome!

  10. Twinkle Stars in different sizes would make an awesome quilt.

  11. Dollandesign says:

    I like your stars in nice colours!


  12. Createology says:

    You know how much I love Blues and these Island Batiks are BLUEtiful. Every single seam is stitched sew perfectly! Those IKEA baskets are very smart…and portable. I hope Builder Bob shares his new space with us. Happy Quiltng Dear…

  13. Love the twinkle blocks. I bet that cutter saves you a lot of time.

  14. Can't wait to see your whole studio finished…maybe a vid?? Hint. Lol. Thanks for the link to Ikeas basket stand. It might work in my new room. Happy New Year!!

  15. I love your Twinkler blocks, good that you could work out easy cutting using your dies. I made one, just as a try out – pretty certain I'll be making more!!

  16. I agree that this was a very neat block and I'm pretty happy with my versions too. Good idea to use your batik scraps in all of the blocks. Mine will be a combination of whatever I find in the scrap bin but I do have a lot of batiks too.