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November 29, 2019
Mini Masterpieces: Piecing from Blossom Heart Quilts

The final section of Mini Masterpieces is all about curves – simple, complex, and improv. Are you ready to get your curves on?!

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Applique

Applique sampler block

Applique is an easy way to add some literal dimension to your quilts! Mini Masterpieces covers two different methods of machine applique. The sampler quilt block uses interfacing to create a needle-turn look… no hand-sewing needed!

Applique sampler block

Sedef from Down Grapevine Lane was an automatic applique artisan to ask to join in for this technique! And I love how she pieced the background fabric to create an inverse version of the block ...

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November 26, 2019
Mini Masterpieces: Curves from Blossom Heart Quilts

The third section of Mini Masterpieces is all about curves – simple, complex, and improv. Are you ready to get your curves on?!

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Simple Curves

Drunkards Path quilt block

What are simple curves? Where two pieces become one… square unit/block.  Like a Drunkards Path unit.

Liberty mini quilt

Jane for Ava & Neve made four of the sampler quilt block and turned it into a mini quilt – how beautiful are those colours?

Drunkards Path quilt block

Nicole from Modern Handcraft was the first person to come to mind to ask to join in the book hop for Simple Curves. Nicole and drunkards path blocks are synonymous ...

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November 25, 2019
The Mini Masterpieces QAL 2020 from Blossom Heart Quilts

Fun fact: Did you know that Mini Masterpieces was originally going to be released in April of this year? It’s true! But because of the QAL-able nature of the book, Lucky Spool and I decided that a Fall 2019 release would be better so that 2020 could be the Year Of Mini Masterpieces… And today is that day!

Mini Masterpieces book and thread collection

Today is the release day for Mini Masterpieces, and I am using this momentous occasion to talk about the quilt along for next year. In case you haven’t heard me talk about this already, Mini Masterpieces features 12 quilting techniques ...

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November 24, 2019
Mini Masterpieces: Triangles from Blossom Heart Quilts

The second section of Mini Masterpieces is all about triangles – half-square triangles, flying geese, and half-rectangle triangles. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of triangles and what they add to a quilt design with the dynamic angles they create!

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Half-Square Triangles 

HST quilt block

It’s no secret that I love half-square triangles! *coughModernHSTsamplercough* I also love any excuse to pop in a little fussy cut to make a quilt block extra special.

And Caitlin concurs! Having made her sampler block in greys and yellows, with the cutest little fussy cut ...

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November 22, 2019
Setting Creativity Goals: The Why from Blossom Heart Quilts

Each year when it’s that odd week between December 25 and the New Year, and it’s kinda the holidays, but kinda still busy, and you start to think about what resolutions you want to set for 2020. Perhaps you’re how I used to be, and start to think about what you should set, getting distracted by weight loss ads that are suddenly everywhere, or all those “cleaning checklists” that are bombarding your social media feeds because you’re a woman and therefore apparently care about these things. You get swayed by fancy Word of the Year printables ...

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November 21, 2019
Mini Masterpieces: Squares and Strips from Blossom Heart Quilts

With 24 amazing friends joining in on the Mini Masterpieces blog hop, I am breaking down the sharing of their work into the sections of the book. Starting with the first three lessons – Squares, Strips and Snowballs!

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Simple Squares

Nine patch quilt block

The first lesson in Mini Masterpieces covers working with Simple Squares. Whether you’re practising accurate seams, or want a simple project to develop your skills of fussy cutting or working with colour, this is a nice and easy introduction to Mini Masterpieces.

Janice from Better Off Thread used the opportunity to make a new ...

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November 14, 2019
Mini Masterpieces Book Hop Starts Today from Blossom Heart Quilts

There’s only several more days to wait until my book, Mini Masterpieces, is released, but today is the day that the book blog hop begins! It’s the 12 Days of Mini Masterpieces… because for the next twelve days, I have 24 amazing quilters sharing their makes from Mini Masterpieces.

Mini Masterpieces by Alyce Blyth

Mini Masterpieces features 12 essential quilting techniques, with a sampler block and a mini quilt for each. For the blog hop, I asked my friends to make the sampler block. Many have also gone on to turn the block into a finished project, so that’s been fun to ...

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November 4, 2019
Mini Masterpieces – Signed Copies from Blossom Heart Quilts

Last weekend, I was in Houston, Texas attending Quilt Market for the first time. What an incredible adventure! I was there to promote my book, Mini Masterpieces, that’s coming out this month (in just 3 weeks!) and my publisher, Lucky Spool, captured this moment of me seeing my book in person for the first time…

Author and their book

Quilting book release

While there, Lucky Spool hosted a book signing for Mini Masterpieces, where I got to meet some of you and sign your books. What an amazing experience!

Book signing by author

Photo c/o Cotton Cuts

Book signing photo

Me and @laurenhigbee4

But the signing fun isn’t over! I now ...

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October 9, 2019
Mini Masterpieces Aurifil Collection from Blossom Heart Quilts

I have been using Aurifil thread for years; the quality of the thread had me hook, line, and sinker from that very first spool! And the range of colours and thread weights available have kept me hooked on tight. I’ve had the privilege of being an Aurifil Artisan for two years in a row, and this year, I’ve jumped ship to the designer side of things! Yes, that’s right, I am now an Aurifil designer.

Earlier this year, I pulled out my Aurifil thread stash and picked and mixed and selected and edited colours that best represented ...

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