Yes, I am just barely making it on Monday here in the Eastern time zone! It’s been a busy day. Plus, I had to look at some of my older books because apparently I have no new quilt books to review. Sigh. Okay, let’s get to it.
Today’s book is 300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks by Carol Doak (of course). (Yep, that’s an Amazon Affiliate or Associate or whatever they’re called these days link below.)
If you think you might ever want to design paper-pieced quilts, this book is a necessity. Yes, it is. The book is mostly pages and pages of blocks and their foundations. And so many different kinds of blocks! And a CD so you can print them from your computer. Yes, I am very happy I own this book.
I must confess that I never expected to like paper-piecing. I thought it would be too fussy and irritating for me. But I have become a fan. I like the precision and that it looks so perfect. And, of course, people who plan to do paper-piecing need to own at least one book by Carol Doak. And her Craftsy class.
But on to the book details. Obviously a very large percentage of this book is the blocks and foundations, but there is a bit of other stuff too.
- Tools and Supplies
- Paper Foundations (includes a chart telling with the percentage of enlargement or reduction to print the foundations and enlarge or reduce their size)
- Cutting Lists
- Paper-Piecing Techniques
- About the Blocks
- Three-Inch Alphabet and Number Blocks (yep, this is where the actual blocks and foundations start)
- Gallery of Four-Inch Blocks (color pictures of the blocks)
- Four-Inch Blocks (the actual foundations are here)
- About the Author
So, whether you are paper-piecing or not