There are a number of variations of this pattern titled both STAR OF NORTH CAROLINA and NEW STAR OF NORTH CAROLINA. See Jinny Beyer's QUILTER'S ALBUM OF PATCHWORK PATTERNS, p.211-6. Just exactly which is which is hard to figure out. But since Nancy Cabot used the name NEW STAR we'll stay with that one here too.
The design appeared in Cabot's column in the Chicago Tribune on August 2, 1938, she says:
"The NEW STAR OF NORTH CAROLINA is a variation of the authentic star of North Carolina. The patches have been enlarged in this new version and the 13 inch squares are set together, forming an all-over design rather than being used in an alternate arrangement with plain blocks. The favorite color arrangement of the old pattern was white calico and blue print. Modern usage prefers printed materials in colors suitable to the fittings in one's bedroom. The fifty-six pieced blocks are surrounded by a 1/2 inch bias binding, which serves as a border."
Just a few of the many star patterns at this site include: