Welcome! Whether you’re new to applique or an old hand, this book is really wonderful. Make sure to read through to the end for giveaway details!
I’ve had the pleasure and privilege to know Casey York for a few years, when we bonded over a mutual love of art history and quilts. Passion and enthusiasm combined with the ability to teach? Casey is a winner, in my eyes! Her most recent book, The Applique Book continues on the applique theme of her first book, Modern Applique Illusions, but with some interesting additions: providing a variety of techniques, modern quilters and their patterns, and providing a mini biography of modern quilters known for their applique work.
It’s a fantastic blend of education and inspiration, and it’s something you can sit down and read with pleasure, or flip through simply to be delighted by the beautiful things inside.
I have three favorite projects at this exact moment (since it changes every time I read through it, depending on my mood), and two of them use reverse applique (this may be my next project, hmmm). The first is “Astrid,” by Lynn Harris. Using a beautiful set of shot cottons, the design is minimal and striking, and as with everything Lynn does, is perfectly executed.
My other favorite involves wool felt (a current obsession!) and is by Betz White. These cute little coasters show how to use felt to your advantage when doing reverse applique, and are an important addition to the book, which otherwise focuses on quilting cottons only. Many of the designs, however, can be translated to felted wool or wool felt, which is nice.
And finally, I have to share Casey’s broderie perse quilt, which is a technique and style I love and keep returning to in my own work. It’s beautiful!
To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below answering the question, “what was your most ambitious applique project?” A winner will be chosen by the Random Number Generator next Tuesday, 3/29! A physical copy of the book will be sent to U.S. residents, and those who live outside the U.S. are eligible for an e-book. Make sure to check out the other stops on the blog tour below to learn more about all the amazing contributors! They also are
Casey York | http://studioloblog.wordpress.
C&T Publishing | http://www.ctpub.com/blog/
Tues. March 15:
Jenna Brand | http://jennabrand.com/
Adrianne Ove/Pink Chalk | http://www.pinkchalkstudio.
Wed. March 16:
Jenifer Dick | http://42quilts.com/
Pati Fried | https://seehowwesew.wordpress.
Bari J. | http://barijdesigns.com/blogs/
Latifah Saafir | http://www.
Generation Q | http://generationqmagazine.