Mini Master Pieces Book Tour

Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts very kindly invited me to join the blog tour for her recently released book, Mini Master Pieces with Lucky Spool. Welcome to my stop on the tour!

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


  • by Kay
    Posted 27 November 2019 10:13 pm 0Likes

    These are lovely. I made an orange peel quilt earlier this year using the fusible interfacing method, I wouldn’t say it is any quicker though as you still have all the applique stitching to do afterwards to hold it completely in place. x

  • by Cecilia
    Posted 27 November 2019 11:30 pm 0Likes

    Pretty! I haven’t made a quilt with this shape, but it is on my To Do list. I do use the shape as a quilting design though.

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 29 November 2019 12:01 pm 0Likes

      I’m the same Cecilia! Thanks for your comment.

  • by Lori Morton
    Posted 28 November 2019 2:27 am 0Likes

    LOOOOOOVE Orange Peel blocks…and yours are Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your raw edge way too 🙂

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 29 November 2019 11:59 am 0Likes

      Thank you Lori. It was nice to demonstrate the two different methods.

  • by Nancie Boyce
    Posted 28 November 2019 8:16 am 0Likes

    Love the Liberty. The dark raw edge appliqué is very dynamic.

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 29 November 2019 11:58 am 0Likes

      Thank you Nancie. The dark Liberty is different for me, but I love how it turned out.

  • by Kathie L
    Posted 28 November 2019 8:27 am 0Likes

    I love anything with curves. Love your fabric choices

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 29 November 2019 11:57 am 0Likes

      Thank you Kathie.

  • by Pam
    Posted 28 November 2019 2:35 pm 0Likes

    Very pretty! I love the blanket stitch. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • by Christi
    Posted 28 November 2019 5:41 pm 0Likes

    Love the fabric and the stitching.

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