Tapa Star Blocks
A while back, I was playing around with designing a block based on this Samoan Tapa cloth (image from island style.net.au) :
I used the star pattern on the top right/bottom left and came up with two paper piecing pattern designs. The first one of the blocks which just used solids for the outer shapes is complete. I used the monochromatic green look, and the Architextures fabric that I had in the original design. The design, I recently realized, was similar to the secondary pattern that a Kaleidoscope block makes.
The second block is underway, which interprets the stripy appeareance of the original Tapa Cloth. I will try to update this post tomorrow with the finished block so you can see it, as it is a little more work.
If you are interested in testing out the paper piecing patterns, let me know. There will be two patterns both blocks are 15 x 15″ (finished).
I also finished up two more iPad/iPhone/e-Reader Stands, that I will be putting in my Etsy store later today. I love these two, the gray one is Riley Blake’s Zombie Apocalypse Fabric + the blue one is a Spoonflower print that has a Doctor Who theme.
Is anyone interested in either doing a link-up at the end of the month or a swap on flickr for these stands? I have had a lot of interest in the tutorial and thought it would be great to either make one as a group or do a swap. What do you think? Which one would you prefer?
Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for the first Finish it up Friday of 2014!! And linking up to Kelly @ Quilt Infatuation for Needles and Threads Thursday.
Ooh! I love this block! I can’t wait to see the other one! 🙂
Ooo I love the paper piecing block — it’s absolutely gorgeous! And your iPad stands are really clever. Great projects 🙂
The paper pieced block is stunning. Now that I am no longer afraid of paper piecing, I would love to test one of your patterns!
Really cool projects!
Cool block, and even cooler to see your exact inspiration.
I would love to make one (or more) and would be interested in either the tutorial or a swap (to get me off my butt!)
Let me work on setting up a flickr group so that folks can join and we can see how many people join. My only concern is the cost of shipping…with the rice it is a little heavy…within the US I know its about $6 to ship…do you think if folks were matched up well enough that that would be ok?
I think a link up or swap would be great. And I’d love to test the stripey one, sounds a bit challenging and great.
Great!! I am just sewing it up now to see how the overall shape looks and then I think I will need a week or two for a couple of tweaks….actually making clearer piecing options 🙂 I will you the pattern as soon as its ready.
ooh! that is such a pretty block! and I love the yellow and green fabrics you chose for it too!
Thanks so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!
🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation