UPDATE!! The winner of the book drawing is Nancy Evans! Thank you everyone for reading and commenting.
We are so excited to be the final posting on the blog tour for Casey York‘s new book, Modern Appliqué Illusions! We have enjoyed Casey’s designs and articles in Modern Quilts Unlimited, and have had a great time getting to know her at Quilt Markets and other shows.
Casey’s book is about perspective and illusion using line and space. Using these techniques you can turn a flat design into a 3-D image, make colors pop forward or softly recede and use shadows to emphasize images. Strolling through the pages is simply FUN!
Using themes of Architecture, Nature and Concepts, Casey makes quilts that defy classification – they are at once modern, art, with traditional appliqué aspects as well.One of my favorite quilts is Casey’s GROVE. A study in light and shadow, it makes me want to wander through her world!
Another example of simplicity yet a powerful message is RIVERBEND. Casey kept the background stitching minimal, which only enhanced the haunting image. I want to know where this river comes from, and where it is going!
Casey’s admitted favorite is RIPPLES. The concentric circles give the illusion of moving water, and the drop shadows further act to make it appear as if you are looking down into a pool.
Casey and C&T Publishing/Stash Books have graciously offered to give away a book to one of our lucky readers. (The giveaway is open internationally – a US winner will get a hard copy book, an international winner will get an electronic copy.) If you are not the lucky winner or you just can’t wait, Casey is selling signed copies of her book on her website. Just leave us a comment below and we will b e sure you get the book!
In addition, Casey is also doing posts on her blog during the blog tour that provide more information about her inspiration and process.
Check out all the other stops on the tour:
11/10: C&T Publishing
11/11: Jenifer Dick/42 Quilts
11/12: Debbie Grifka/Esch House Quilts
11/13: Pink Chalk Studio
11/14: Shannon Brinkley/Bottle Tree
11/17: Generation Q Magazine
11/20: Violet Craft