Today we are part of a blog tour introducing a new book! The Appliqué Book by Casey York. You know what that means – lots of blog links for you to explore and be inspired by some very talented people and A GIVEAWAY!
I attended one of Casey York’s lectures at Quiltcon 2015 in Austin. The subject was using art history as inspiration for quilt designs. Right up my alley and very thought provoking. So, at this year’s Quiltcon, I had the opportunity to meet Casey and have time to visit with her. She is a lovely person, and so talented and inspiring! I am really happy to share her new book , The Applique Book, with you. It is full of wonderful quilts to inspire and create, using appliqué techniques in modern quilt designs by Casey and a line-up of talented contributing designers. Here is a peek at some of the stunning photos in the book.
Shards by Casey York, showcasing a technique she describes as free-form appliqué, embracing improvisational elements.
Ginko Bed Runner by Casey York, using raw edge appliqué.
Belle The Squirrel, Circa 1975 by Jennifer Dick using turned-edge appliqué.
Beautiful, right? This is a fabulous reference book to add to my quilt library. I find I am doing more and more appliqué lately. I don’t necessarily start out with appliqué in mind, but somewhere in the design process, I have a visual in my mind, and have to figure out how to create it as an image for my quilt. As with the beach balls created for the pattern, Making Waves,
In my latest quilt, I really struggled to find the best applique technique to achieve the effect I was looking for . . . .
It turns out, I am using a few different appliqué techniques to get this one finished! More photos to come soon on my blog, Design. Stitch. Quilt. Blog. Hoping to finish it this week!
Thank you, Casey, for putting all the techniques down in one place – for me to refer to when needed! The book is a great addition to my quilting tool box!
Or, enter our GIVEAWAY!
Do you have a favorite tip or technique for applique? Share it with us in the comment section for a chance to win a copy of The Applique Book, by Casey York, (hard copy for US residents, electronic copy for international winners). Winner will be chosen at the end of the blog tour, on March 25.
The tour runs from March 14 to March 25 and features two posts per day. Be sure to check out the line-up below – there will be some great posts over the next two weeks.!
Mon. March 21:
Latifah Saafir | http://www.latifahsaafirstudios.com/blog