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Sunday, November 4, 2012

40 Bright & Bold Paper-Pieced Blocks

40 Bright & Bold Paper-Pieced Blocks: 12-Inch Designs from Carol Doak,  published by Martingale/That Patchwork Place in 2002.  SewCalGal sees this as a great book to help quilters making perfectly pieced blocks with stunning designs that you can use to make a variety of projects (e.g. quilts, table toppers, purses, etc.).  The possibilities are endless.

There are 40 12-inch block designs that come with a color image of the block and templates for foundation piecing.  You'll also find a great section on how to do foundation piecing, as well as many other quilting tips.   And there are 8 quilt patterns included, that are made with blocks in this book.   

Carol Doak is a best-selling author, teacher and lecturer and an award-winning quilt maker.  SewCalGal can easily see why this book is out of print and for those lucky enough to snag a copy for their quilt library will certainly enjoy it!

While this book is out of print,  printed copies are still available through Amazon.  

Do you think Martingale should make an e:book of this publication?


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Dar said...

This looks like a great book to add to my library. I am not a big fan of paper piecing with it's with the tiny tiny blocks, but 12 inch blocks sound more manageable. Will have to look for her book.

Barb said...

I am not a fan of paper piecing but I do love how it turns out.

Rebecca Grace said...

OMG -- I HAVE this book! I think I bought it way back when I could barely sew a straight line, got intimidated, and put it away. I need to pull it out again; I've been admiring a lot of paper pieced quilting online lately and maybe I'm ready to try it myself now. Thanks for reminding me about this book!

Snoodles said...

I love when a company makes e-books available....space is at a premium in my sewing area, so having the ability to view a book on my PC appeals to me. Paper piecing, however, has not been kind to me - or shall I say that I have not been kind to it? LOL I've heard, tho, that Carol is an awesome instructor, so maybe there is hope for me, especially with larger blocks!

sewfunquilts said...

I haven't done any paper piecing in a long time & always enjoyed seeing the end results. Carol is the "Queen" for sure. Yes..Martingale needs to re-print or produce an e copy. Lots of new quilters out there in cyberland! They could do that for a lot of their books...