Wow, finally I finished the actual Tapa star blocks. These definitely took a lot longer than expected. Let me give you a quick summary of these blocks.
Here was the original designs, on the left the solid Tapa Star, on the right striped Tapa Star
Designed from this tapa cloth:
I translated these into paper pieced patterns. The solid Tapa Star takes about 1 -1.5 hours to make, the striped is about 3.5-4 hours. The latter block, definitely has more complexity due and matching up all the lines, as well as, the star centers will take a bit of effort. Here are the finished blocks:
The fabrics for the solids are Robert Kaufman Solids (Wasbi, Chartreuse, Bonsai, Clover), and the prints are Carolyn Friedlander Architextures. Now, on to finalizing the pattern, and making pillows from these blocks. Anyone interested in testing the blocks?
Linking up with a few folks this week.
Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts for Sew Cute Tuesday (see button on right)
Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s be Social (see button on the right)
Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on right)
I’d love to help test these. They look fabulous.
wow, they are just amazing! You’ve translated them so well. I’d be willing to test them for you.
Those blocks are stunning. Great job turning them into paper pieced patterns.
What beautiful, striking blocks! I love those greens.
What beautiful, striking blocks! I love those greens
It’s a beautiful! I love the inspiration for them. The choice of colors is also lovely.
I am amazed! Those star blocks are just incredible. Love the fabric choices you made! Great job, Elise!
Those blocks are amazing!
Me, me-striped tapa! Totally want to test it 🙂
Well done, Michelle! I remember seeing that inspiration cloth a while back and it’s exciting to see where it took you 🙂
Gorgeous blocks! Love the fabric choices!!
Me, too! I want to make some! I’ll be a tester!
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