Small Finishes

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) :

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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.
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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).

iPad/iPhone/e-Reader Stands

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?

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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.

Needle and Thread Thursday

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    1. mlwilkie Post author

      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?

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    1. mlwilkie Post author

      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.

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