Merci le Vie is a study in applique. Applique is not just satin stitch. There are many many stitches to be "auditioned" and we will give you some ideas. With nine blocks, Merci la Vie is a precious quilt that leaves plenty of places for you to be creative. We'll guide you in directions that you may have never experienced before. The lady who designed this quilt, Anne Sutton, says This quilt is a celebration of life, and I hope you love making it. It's a testament to women everywhere and a salute to those who have fought breast cancer. Merci la Vie! The blocks are also perfect for mini quilts Finished Quilt 70 x 72.