Challenge: Eight Point Star

Due Date: May 2014 Meeting

EightStarChallenegeExample

(Example of Eight Point Star)

This challenge is based on the Leila Adam book, Tile Designs: More Than 100 Ready-to-Use Tiling Patterns, which is in the CPQlibrary. It can also be found used, very inexpensively;ISBN1-55407-485-1 or 978-1-55407-485-3. The book was actually designed for laying tile, but since it’s all squares and half-square triangles, it adapts easily to quilting.

The author adapted many designs she observed in the Middle East, especially of Islamic art. A feature common to many of them is the eight-point star formed by superimposing one square on another, rotated 45 degrees.

Please download the full challenge to see the examples.

 

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