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Mini Masterpieces Book Hop {& Giveaway}

Greetings, oh patient and dedicated friends! It’s been an age since I’ve last blogged, but what better to kick start me back into it than a fun Book Hop celebration!? Today I’m excited to share all about my friend Alyce Blyth’s new book Mini Masterpieces with Lucky Spool publishing, and what’s more–there’s a giveaway sponsored by Aurifil as well!Mini Masterpieces Alyce BlythTo introduce you to Alyce’s fun new book, this Book Hop will take you through all of the different lessons included in the book with examples sewn by a slew of fellow quilters & pattern designers. Today we’re all about Lesson 3: Snowball Blocks. To be honest, when Alyce first asked me to sew the Snowball Block lesson and mini quilt, I was sorta wishing for foundation paper piecing, or English paper piecing, or curves or something a bit more complex.

Abacus quilt from Mini Masterpieces by Alyce Blyth. Photo by Page + Pixel for Lucky Spool

But then I saw the mini quilt pattern called Abacus included with the Snowball Blocks lesson and I was absolutely smitten! It’s such a fun and cool aesthetic, and made with the simplest of blocks. I’m excited to play with color to see how I can make it my own.

Mini Masterpieces Alyce BlythFor now, here’s the snowball block I made for today. I used some precious Tula Pink Pinkerville Unicorns and meticulously cut them so that they are facing off. Snowball blocks are great for incorporating fussy cuts of your favorite fabrics!

Mini Masterpieces Alyce BlythHere’s a closer look at those swirly twirly unicorns. A subtle but fun touch, don’t you think?

Beginning in early January, Alyce will be hosting a Sew Along where you’ll be able to sew your way right through the Mini Masterpieces book, creating a mini quilt per month, so be sure to follow Alyce’s blog at Blossom Heart Quilts and order your book now (affiliate link) so you’re ready to roll!! Mini quilts are a great way to try out new skills, stretch your design style, play with color in unexpected ways, and simply have fun with a fast finish.

Giveaway

To get you started in your sewing endeavors, Aurifil Thread is generously sponsoring a giveaway of two large spools of 50wt thread, selected from Alyce’s Mini Masterpieces thread set. On this stop, you can win a spool of 2865-Emerald and 2000-Sand.

Giveaway closed! Congratulations to Cindy! To enter the giveaway today, let me know your favorite classic quilt block. Leave a comment and make sure I’m able to get ahold of you if you win. For an additional entry, follow me @nightquilterAlyce @blossomheartquilts , and Aurifil @AurifilThread on Instagram. Leave a separate comment once you complete each entry.

This giveaway is open worldwide. The giveaway will be open for one week, until November 27th when I’ll select the winner randomly with random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to reply or I will select a new winner. Good luck!

*Please note that comment moderation is on, so if you do not see your comment right after posting, do not be alarmed! I try to respond to each and every comment I get on my blog, but with giveaway posts the numbers are usually too great to do this. Follow me on IG @nightquilter or my Night Quilter Facebook page to stay fully in the social media loop.

Mini Masterpieces Book Hop

Be sure to check out all of the stops along the Mini Masterpieces Book Hop. There’s much fun to be had!

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         <–YOU ARE HERE

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

133 thoughts on “Mini Masterpieces Book Hop {& Giveaway}”

  1. Mini’s are such fun! I love the way you used the Pinkerville fabric. Thanks for all the inspiration on your blog, and for the chance to win this fun book. My favorite quilt block is drunkard’s path.

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