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Friday night sew along

Tonight, I had a blast joining in on Friday night sew along via Instagram. What a wonderful idea, that was organized by Sarah @ Sarah Quilts….thank you Ms Sarah!!

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How did I spend my time??? First stop….
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….my local Joann’s to pick up grey invisible zippers for my pillows.

I got home and finished off the first of the Tapa Star pillows…so definitely a productive night.
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The back of the pillow, I continued to use Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics hand-drawn stripes in green, with a grey invisible zipper.
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You can check-out the finished Tapa Star Blocks in this post.

Linking up Amanda Jean over @ Crazy mom quilts for Finish it up Friday.

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Tapa Star pattern testing complete

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
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Designed from this tapa cloth:
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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:
TapaStarBlocks_completeThe 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)