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.