Monday, January 25, 2010

Carol Doak's Scenic BOM

Isn't this cute?  You can't tell from the photo, but this is really a tiny quilt.  The blocks are paper pieced.  To give you an idea of scale, the sashing is 1 1/2 " wide (1/2 " each stripe).  This was a 2009 BOM designed by Carol Doak.  She has a Yahoo group of followers who participated.  I was one of them, but I just downloaded the patterns and haven't started it yet.  I was browsing around on some blogs and I came across Jen Sorenson's blog,  A Quilting Jewel.  Now I'm REALLY motivated to make one!  Jen has inspired me.  Her little quilt is SOOOO cute- I just can't stand it!  Jen is asking for opinions on a border.  She's not sure if she should put one on, or how big to make it.  If you have an opinion- check out her blog and comment on it.

To get this and lots of other free paper piecing patterns, go to Carol Doak's website.  From her website, you can click to her blog.  On the blog, you will find information about joining the Yahoo Group, which is where the Scenic BOM is.  Carol is a really nice lady and has a huge following of loyal paper piecers.

OH- and you can get information on Carol's home page (website) about getting a free trial of Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims' show, The Quilt Show.  If you aren't familiar with it- it's a website that has lots of information and weekly "TV Shows" online.  You can see some of the site for free, and other features are available to members who pay an annual fee.  I belong, and I love it.  I watch it when I'm alone in my shop cutting fat quarters or making up kits or filling orders.  The shows make the time fly!  I think it's a good value for the cost.  But if you aren't sure- hop on over to Carol Doak's site and find out how to get a free trial.

Here's the shameless plug.... you can visit my website and buy Carol Doak's Marriner's Compass Book  for 25% off.  All of the full size quilt books on my website are always 25% off.  I also have the Add a Quarter Ruler, which is a "must" for easy paper piecing.  If you're looking for something you can't find on my website, send me an email and I'll see if I can get it for you.

I think I'll head to my scrap tub and find some fabrics for block one....


Colleen said...

Thanks for posting this. I was a paper piecing hater until I took a class on Carol's technique. Now I am hooked. I belong to that forum also. Are you doing the Round Robin?

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful piece. I love Ricky Tims style quilts, my daughter wanted me to do a flower type, but never saw any patterns for those and didn't want to copy his style.


Sue said...

Colleen- I'm not doing the round robin. Are you?

Micki said...

You know how much I love paper piecing and Carol Doak....I talk about her all the time. Funny enough, I downloaded all the patterns for the |Scenic BOM and I will be making that one too.
Isn't it cute!

Connie said...

I have done some paper piecing, so I need to check carol's technique out , because I did like doing it. HAPPT BLOGGING!