Happy Veteran’s Day, everyone! For those who have served or who have loved ones currently serving, a big thank you from my family to yours!
I wanted to show you a quilt that my mom recently completed – the 2012/2013 Carol Doak Mystery BOM! I made this quilt also using a blue/tan colorway. You can read about my finished quilt here.
My mom went with a different colorway using white, gray, black, and burgundy. The white print features cute little butterflies. I just love her completed quilt! In fact, I like her colorway much more than the one I used! Too bad it’s already hanging up in her house or I’d be tempted to borrow it!
Here’s a look at the completed quilt:
Carol Doak Completed Mystery BOM
The patterns for this BOM are still available for a limited time on Carol’s Yahoo Group site (see the link in my right side bar). Carol has also started a new mystery BOM in September called the Scrap Scramble so come join us!
If you are new to paper piecing, Carol has some wonderful instructional books, videos, and a great Craftsy class called Carol Doak’s Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing to help you learn her easy techniques. I learned paper piecing from Carol in a class and have been piecing madly since!!
A few weeks ago, I posted that I had completed piecing together the top of Carol Doak’s year-long mystery block-of-the-month that she created for her Yahoo groupies.
I plan on displaying this quilt as one of three quilts this July at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. I’m calling my completed quilt “Yahoo Stars” in honor of Carol’s Yahoo group and because I used 2 star themed fabrics in the quilt. I will write about the other two quilts in a future blog post.
I finished up the quilting and binding this week and took a few photos of the completed project:
Quilt on a log swing
Quilt on a Swing
Me holding the quilt front
My hubby holding quilt back
The quilt back is just a coordinating navy blue/star print with a label attached to the bottom.
I plan on going to the Sisters Quilt Show to photograph my quilt in person. If you see me there, say hi!
The March 2013 block is the final one in an almost year-long mystery block-of-the-month (BOM) quilting odyssey hosted by Carol Doak on her Yahoo group site. She gave us all a little treat and posted it a bit early! Next month, she will reveal the mystery solution and everyone will be assembling their quilt tops and posting gorgeous photos to the group site. It’s not too late for you to join in on the fun!
Here’s my March block:
March Mystery Block
For a twist, I decided to shake up the colors a bit for a black/white/zinger swap. This is the same block, but the look is completely different!
March B&W Block
And here are the blocks side-by-side:
March Blocks Together
I hope to finish up both my traditional BOM quilt plus my black/white/zinger quilt this spring! What crafty projects do you have going this spring?
Have a sewful weekend!
Before I talk about the BOM and guess, I’m adding a bit to my last post on the “Visit Your Local Quilt Day” contest. I’ve uploaded my photo to the Facebook contest page, but I need some votes! If you can, vote for me at this link. Thanks for your help!
You can find the patterns and information on Carol Doak’s 2012/2013 block-of-the-month mystery by following my Yahoo Groups link on the right-hand side of the blog.
Carol gave us a special treat by uploading the February block a little bit early. Instead of being a single block, we have 4 individual flying geese squares to sew. I had some time today so I sewed the February pieces as well as the large December setting blocks for the mystery quilt.
Here’s a look at the February mini blocks:
We have just one more block to receive in March and then the finishing instructions and mystery will be revealed in April!
Here’s my guess with my blocks laid out on the floor with a substitute block plus cat for the March block:
What do you think? Do I have a good guess? Just a little bit longer and we’ll get the final reveal!
I did get a chance to visit the Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show at the Oregon Garden yesterday. I need to download my photos, and I’ll share some with you in my next blog post.
Until then, happy quilting!
For New Year’s Eve, I decided to work on my mystery block-of-the-month for January 2013. Yes, one day before the official start of the year, but what a great feeling to be a little bit ahead!
My regular readers have been following my progress on this mystery BOM program designed by Carol Doak. You can still join her Yahoo group and get the mystery BOMs by clicking the link in the right-hand column of my blog. You can read about my November block here.
For the December block, the group made setting pieces rather than an actual block. I decided to wait on making my setting pieces until after the mystery is revealed, so I can decide if I want to use my 2 main fabrics or an accent color instead.
After this January block, there are 2 more blocks to complete. Then, the mystery will be revealed and we’ll learn how all the pieces fit together and how to finish the quilt top.
Here’s a look at my January block:
January 2013 Mystery BOM
This block will be the centerpiece of the project. Can’t wait to see how it all comes together!
Enjoy and happy 2013 to everyone!
I found some time this week to complete my October mystery block-of-the-month. This is part of a year long mystery by Carol Doak on her Yahoo group board. You can join the group for free and catch up with the group! You can read about my September block here.
This block is called Posey Ring:
October Mystery BOM
I really like how the dark blue star fabric pops along the outside edges and the inner posey ring!
The group has now completed 6 of the blocks.
Here’s a pic of my first 6 blocks. I wanted to take this photo outside for greater contrast and to pull the colors out a bit more. But, it has finally rained here in western Oregon after a long dry period!
First 6 Mystery Blocks
Happy paper piecing!
I finished my September paper pieced block as part of an online group. The quilt is designed so that we get 11 blocks. During the last month, the mystery is revealed as we learn how the blocks fit together.
September Mystery BOM
This is the 5th block that I’ve made for the mystery quilt. This month, Carol posted our block a little earlier in August, but I was visiting Yellowstone so did not get the chance to make it until this week. I really like how the triangles combine to form a pinwheel in the center. The block is designed by Carol Doak.
Happy paper piecing!
I’m a member of the Carol Doak Yahoo group. She recently started (in May) a new mystery block-of-the-month (BOM) program for her group members. Why is it a mystery? Because we get one block each month and won’t know how the blocks fit together until the last month!!
The August block got posted a little bit early due to Carol’s teaching schedule – yippee for us!
I was able to work a bit on this block over the past couple of days and finished it this evening. I absolutely love the fun pattern in this block, and I think it works so well with my star-themed fabrics!
Paper piecing is so much fun, and I encourage you to give it a try if you haven’t already. Carol has some great books and DVDs to get you going. Plus, the gals on the yahoo group are really fun and have great advice!
Don’t you just love how simple triangles can combine to make such great blocks?
August Mystery Block
Happy paper piecing!