Welcome to our stop on the Mini Masterpieces Book Hop! Written by Aurifil Designer Alyce Blyth for Lucky Spool, Mini Masterpieces – Learn How to Quilt is the perfect book for learning new skills on a smaller scale!

Each chapter of Mini Masterpieces concentrates on a different technique, from strip piecing, to EPP, and everything in between! Our very own Social Media Coordinator Hilary Jordan was kind enough to join Alyce for the hop and make a block from the book. Take it away Hilary!


I was a bit nervous when Alyce emailed and assigned me the improv curves block. My knowledge of sewing curves and improv piecing is minimal at best, but I was ready for a new challenge. After reading through the instructions a few times, I grabbed a couple pieces of Tula Pink fabric and started slicing.

Alyce’s directions in the book were easy to understand and the diagrams were a great visual aid. Plus, throughout the book she gives little tips to go along with the directions which are a huge help. I was pleasantly surprised when my block turned out how it was supposed to! Thank you so much to Alyce for helping me step outside my quilty comfort zone. This was fun! 😀


Now for the part you’ve all been waiting for… 😉 The giveaway! We were thrilled to release Alyce’s debut Aurifil collection last month, read more about it here, and today one lucky winner will receive two spools featured in that collection! For your chance to win Aurifil Spools 4093 + 2000 click HERE.

Be sure to follow along with the other quilters in the book hop!

November 18 – Simple Squares
Sarah from Sarah Ashford Studio @sarahashfordstudio
Janice from Better Off Thread @betteroffthread

November 19 – Strip Piecing
Molli from Molli Sparkles @mollisparkles
Sarah from SariDitty @sariditty

November 20 – Snowball Blocks
Ali from Arabesque Scissors @arabesquescissors
Kitty from Night Quilter @nightquilter

November 21 – HSTs
Andrea from 3rd Story Workshop @3rdstoryworkshop
Caitlin – @caitlinpolden

November 22 – Flying Geese
Kirsty from Bonjour Quilts @bonjour_quilts
Karen from Karen Lewis Textiles @karenlewistextiles

November 23 – HRTs
Jemima from Tied With A Ribbon @tiedwitharibbon
Rebecca from Bryan House Quilts @bryanhousequilts

November 24 – Simple Curves
Nicole from Modern Handcraft @modernhandcraft
Ava & Neve @ava_and_neve

November 25 – Complex Curves
Elisabeth from Elisabew Quilts @elisabew
Samantha from Aqua Paisley @aqua_paisley
Christopher from The Tattooed Quilter @the_tattooed_quilter

November 26 – Improv Curves
Aurifil @aurifilthread
Nicholas from Quilts From The Attic @quiltsfromtheattic

November 27 – Applique
Lauren from Molly And Mama @mollyandmama
Sedef from Down Grapevine Lane @downgrapevinelane

November 28 – EPP
Sharon from Lilabelle Lane @lilabellelane
Jodi from Tales of Cloth @talesofcloth

November 29 – FPP
Kristy from Quiet Play @quietplay

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