Alyce’s book teaches you the basics of quilting with lessons that cover how to sew twelve essential blocks. These skills can then be put into practice as you use those patchwork techniques to create a modern mini quilt for each block.
Alyce asked if I would join her book tour for the appliqué chapter, so I am sharing two appliqué blocks I made using slightly different techniques.
Raw edge appliqué is my thing, so I created the sample ‘orange peel’ block in the book using this technique first. The Liberty prints used here give it a dramatic look!
Then I also created a similar block but followed the instructions Alyce provides for using single side fusible interfacing to create a needle-turn appliqué effect. I love the dimension it gives to the delicate florals.
Next year Alyce will be hosting a sew along and I’ll be back to showcase the ‘Rising Sun’ mini quilt I will be making from the book. So stay tuned!
Thanks for joining me today. Happy stitching, Lauren x