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Mariner's Compass Stars: 24 Stellar Paper-Pieced Blocks & 9 Easy Quilt Projects Paperback – July 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing (July 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571204059
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571204059
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #455,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Carol Doak has published more than a dozen books and has earned a number of honours from the quilting industry.

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As a best-selling author, celebrated teacher and lecturer and award-winning quiltmaker, Carol Doak has geatly influenced the art and craft of quiltmaking for more than a decade, both in the U.S. and internationally. Her accomplishments include a sizable collection of popular books - Easy Machine Paper Piecing, Easy Paper-Pieced Keepsake Quilts, Easy Mix & Match Machine Paper Piecing, Show Me How to Paper Piece, Easy Reversible Vests, Easy Paper-Pieced Miniature Quilts, Your First Quilt Book (or it should be!), Easy Stash Quilts, 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars, Easy Paper-Pieced Baby Quilt, 40 Bright and Bold Paper-Pieced Blocks, 300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks, Simply Sensational 9-Patch Stars and her recent release, Mariner's Compass Stars, is receiving rave reviews . Carol also recently released an updated version of her best-selling Easy Reversible Vests, 50 Little Paper-Pieced Blocks and her latest book, Carol Doak's Creative Combinations. With over one million books in print, it is no secret that Carol has raised the popularity of paper piecing, her trademark technique, to heights never before seen in the world of quiltmaking.

Carol's Carol Doak Foundation Paper and Carol Doak's Keepsake Frame Cards are very popular items for paper piecers around the world.

An impressive range of her beautiful blue-ribbon quilts have been featured in several books, such as Great American Quilts 1990 and The Quilt Encyclopedia and on the cover's of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, Quilt World, Quilting Today, Ladies' Circle Patchwork and McCall's Quilting.

Carol's lighthearted approach and ability to teach have earned her high marks and positive comments from workshop participants worldwide and at national shows such as the Houston International Quilt Festival and the American Quilter's Society Show. If you have ever taken a class from Carol, you know that her enthusiasm for quiltmaking is infectious. Carol has a gift of sharing her inspiring ideas with her students in such a positive and unique way. Carol travels to teach extensively through the United States including Alaska and Hawaii and as far away as England and Australia.

In April 1999, Carol was awarded the 8th Honors Award from the Eastcoast Quilters Alliance in recognition of her outstanding influence in the field of quilting. In September 1999, her book, Easy Machine Paper Piecing, was named by Quilter's Newsletter Magazine as one of the 30 most influential books in the past 30 years. She was also nominated as one of 24 All-American Quilters in 2004 and 2005 Professional Quilter of the year.

Carol's history in the quiltmaking is nothing short of remarkable, and the future of quiltmaking will benefit from her generous knowledge, enthusiasm, and most of all from her love of quilts.

Carol lives in New Hampshire, where she claims the cold winters give her plenty of reason to stockpile a fabric stash for insulation purposes!

Customer Reviews

It got to me in a very short time, and was in GREAT shape!!
Tammy Marie Wurtz
Another great tip from Carol on page 22 covers the difficulty of measuring fabric sizes for the individual foundation pieces.
Judie Bellingham
It is very well written & the instructions are easy to understand.
Jane M. Aula

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By E Rice on November 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
with carol doak--i will never be able to make all the quilts her books inspire.

this newest offering is wonderful. her stars appear complex, but are easy to make with paper piecing. there are 24 blocks (too few! too few!), each named after a country, and nine quilt designs ranging from 25" square to 63" square.

the book includes thorough instructions for paper piecing, so even the quilter who hasn't tried this technique will have no trouble. there are excellent photos of the process. the author includes a short explanation of her design process, which will help the quilters who want to create their own designs.

there is also a section on designing settings which could apply to any type quilting. the instructions for the finished quilts include detailed instuctions, diagrams, and cutting charts, and a feature i haven't seen before--circles with the pertinent fabric next to the yardage requirements. now, no more guessing which is the 'light green' and which 'the medium green' the pattern calls for. there is also what seems to be the compulsory very short, useless section on making a quilt, covering (more or less) in three pages topics entire books have been written about.

the blocks are shown straight and on point, very useful. the finished quilts have charts showing alternate color ways, also very useful.

an added feature is the wonderful machine quilting by Kathryn Blais, that shows very clearly in the photos. lots of inspiration for the 'quilt as desired' part of the process.

a cd of 'the foundation factory' is included. i have made only one quilt using print outs from the 'foundation factory' included in a previous book, and there was a serious discrepancy in length between two sections that were to fit together.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By P. Hamilton on November 12, 2008
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Carol's books are always excellent, and this one doesn't disappoint. These beautiful paper pieced blocks are easy to construct but look like they took you a long time and a lot of hard work. Carol's instructions are easy to follow so even if you haven't tried the techniques yet you will still be able to create them. There are templates to copy for each block but she also provides you with a CD in the back where you can print your own. You can even change the sizes to create either larger or smaller blocks. Definately an added benefit.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Judie Bellingham on November 26, 2011
Format: Paperback
I've been an avid follower of Carol Doak for many years now and have never ceased to be amazed at the amazing plethora of ideas she comes up with. I think it would be fair to say that Carol's specialty genre is foundation piecing and she has a wonderful library full of books and patterns that she has created to satisfy even the most passionate cravings of this foundation piecer.

Carol's latest publication is titled Mariner's Compass Stars and contains 24 stellar paper-pieced blocks and 9 easy quilt projects. I've attempted Mariner's Compass blocks for many years now and have always given up trying to get those points to an accuracy I'm happy with. Carol has thought outside the square (pardon the pun) and has designed the Mariner's compass with in the square, and has managed to turn an extremely difficult technique into a pure joy to complete.

Carol has named each of the 24 star blocks after a country and has cleverly matched fabrics to the personalities of the countries she has chosen. I especially like Australia (not just because I'm an Aussie), but the colours are spot on Carol.

This book is a joy to read, with clear precise instructions and supporting photographs and diagrams. I suspect many long hours have gone into writing the instructions in such a way that there is no ambiguous distractions, Carol is very explicit with her directions.

Carol has spent a great deal of time in the first part of the book, describing how to go about putting these foundation blocks together and has come up with some fantastic tips. Tips such as this one on page 17: "For a few dollars, your local print shop or office supply store will cut the binding off this book and replace it with a spiral binding to make the book lie flat for easier photocopying".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Denise House on September 29, 2008
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This is a great book for paper-piecing. I am fairly new at paper piecing and have done only one of the patterns in this book. It uses 8 triangle pieces instead of 4 small squares to do the block, I have found this to be easier. All the pieces went together well. The book is nicely illustrated and the directions are easy to comprehend. If you like star patterns as I do this is a must have book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Limpers on September 10, 2008
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This book makes a mariner compass as easy as you will ever have it. With simple easy to follow instructions and, it's all paper piecing, you will be able to make the most out of this beautiful book. Please enjoy it as much as I do.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jane M. Aula on May 2, 2010
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It is very well written & the instructions are easy to understand. Very happy with the purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Off The Wall on May 27, 2010
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If you are new to paperpiecing or want to do a refresh then this book is for you! Carol Doak has lots of great ideas on how to put fabrics together to make your stars look great. Every quilter could use this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Denise Langford on February 6, 2010
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such a great book, easy to follow instructions and i especially liked the very detailed information at the beginning of the book explaining the paper pieced method which these quilt blocks use, this is my first attempt at paper piecing and i would recommend this book to beginners and quilters of all levels
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