Smooth Sailing Challenge

Just before I left for my quilting cruise, I uploaded a simple boat design for the nearly 4000 members of the Carol Doak Yahoo Group. I challenged the members of the group to make a block or project using this boat. Wow, was I impressed with all the creativity the members displayed. When I returned, there were so many wonderful pictures uploaded by the group members. The boat above was made by Ruth who added a couple of masts and used realistic type fabrics for the water and sky . I was impressed with Ruth’s skill for cutting the directional fabric perfectly.The Christine made the above quilt featuring both large and small boats. She added letters in the white border to add a happy message to go with her boats.

This darling little rag quilt was made by Terry. Now what little guy wouldn’t love cuddling up with that cheerful little quilt?

Irene added a patriotic twist to her block shown above with the red and white stars and stripes fabric. She named it Smooth Sailing in America.
Phyl added quite a bit of detail to her 3 masted schooner.
The Love Boat above was made by Mary D. using a patchwork print fabric for the boat portion.
Oh What A Night! is the name of the block that Julie M. made above. Just darling and complete with fireworks.
One of the things that I love most about this wonderful group is their creativity and sharing. They embrace the designs that I provide and make them their own. When members look at all the possibilities, it really does bring home that patchwork is a creative art and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
If you would like to join in the fun, please do by clicking the link above to join our little group.
All the best,

One Response to “Smooth Sailing Challenge”

  1. Georgina Says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog, I’m a fan of all your paper pieced blocks!!!!. I have made many many stars from your books. Now I’m working on a quilt with blocks from two of your stars books, they will be in brown,blue and natural.Every star has different fabrics. It was a project I began a long time ago and it will be finished soon.

    Have a nice weekend!
    Georgina, your fan in Doha Middle East.