Minna Block
Intermediate | 29 min 5 sec
Create Block
Combine linear paper piecing and applique techniques to create a lovely, layered block featuring vibrant blooms. Modern quilter Carolyn Friedlander teaches you how to paper piece a background layer, remove the paper easily, and then applique curved flower petal shapes on top.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Finished Size: Square is 7 1/2” x 7 1/2”
  • Background template printed on paper 
  • Bloom template printed on paper or template plastic 
  • Sewing machine
  • Table extension for sewing machine (optional)
  • Quilting needle for machine
  • 50wt cotton thread in three colors: a neutral color for machine piecing, and colors to match and contrast applique
  • Seam gauge
  • Thread conditioner (optional)
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Quilting ruler
  • Iron
  • Ironing surface
  • Sharp snips
  • Applique pins
  • Hand-applique needle
  • Quilting cotton fabrics:
  • 1” wide green strips for stems
  • 3¼” wide strips for background
  • 5” scraps for appliques in desired colors and patterns
Learn how to:
  • Create a linear background with paper piecing
  • Remove paper
  • Trace applique designs
  • Baste applique pieces onto background
  • Applique pieces
What You'll Get: 
  • Step-by-step expert instruction on how to combine techniques to create a lovely, layered block
  • 1 HD video lesson you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and a downloadable PDF template ($16 value)
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
272 users recommended this class to a friend
The volume of the video is turned up as loud as possible and my computer's volume is turned up as far as it can go and I cannot hear what she is saying!! I have watched videos where the volume is too loud but I have never come across one that I can't hear. I also tried to use cc but they would not work - they remained "off" no matter what I tried. So this class was unacceptable.
February 26, 2023
Gorgeous! I can hardly wait to do this one!
February 18, 2023
Carolyn La Chance
It's very interesting. I would have to watch it several times to understand it thoroughly and be able to do it. Audio was very quiet.
January 24, 2023