Modern Applique Illusions Blog Tour


Today I have the pleasure of being apart of the Modern Applique Illusions Blog Tour! Modern Applique Illusions by Casey York just came out and is breathtaking! Blog-Tour-Badge Casey plays with perspective to create really lovely and dynamic quilt designs.  I had the pleasure of meeting Casey at quilt market this year, and she is such a sweetheart with a strong passion and drive for this craft. I love the illusion and depth she creates with the projects in her book: each is lovelier than the last! I especially love how she hand embroiders around a lot of the raw edges. Modern Applique Illusions Ripples Modern Applique Illusions Grand Canal Modern Applique Illusions Upward When Casey asked me to be apart of her blog tour, she allowed me to choose which project to make. This was a tough choice, but Flight Plan ultimately won my heart. Flight Plan I love everything about it, from the curvy, billowing clouds, to the quilting. I loved the color scheme so much that I couldn't stray too far from the colors she chose. I did add a scrappy sky, just to see the effect. Shannon's Flight Plan Quilt It is teeny tiny. It is 25% of the pattern size-- so around 7.5" x 10". The planes are itty bitty and pretty sweet. Now it's giveaway time! Casey is giving away a copy of her wonderful book! Just leave a comment about your thoughts/experience with applique. Is it a scary word? Do you love it? Hate it? Eager to try it out?  Check out the other stops on the tour (each person made a different project from the book) as well as Casey's blog for more giveaways every day of the tour! 11/10: C&T Publishing   - Onwards 11/11: 42 Quilts   - Ripples 11/12: Esch House Quilts - Grand Canal 11/13: Pink Chalk Studio  - Still Life (Homage to Juan Sanchez Cotan) 11/14: Shannon Brinkley (ME!)/Bottle Tree  - Flight Plan 11/15: Pellon - Chicken Scratch 11/16: Feed Dog Designs  - Grove 11/17: Generation Q Magazine  - Grove 11/18: Sew What's Cooking? - River Bend 11/19: Jolly Jabber - Tunnel Vision 11/20: Violet Craft  - Upward  

50 comments


  • Kathy Schermerhorn

    I’ll admit that I’m a little intimadated by it. Lots of steps to do!


  • Maryanne Wilson

    Love appliqué BUT so time consuming
    Cause I don’t do machine appliqué!!


  • arthurndi

    I’ve only had a couple experiences with appliqué. I had no idea what I was doing so I could really use some lessons. I love the idea of using perspective in modern quilting too. Casey’s designs are genius :)


  • buntyw

    I’ve only done fusible applique but it’s hard to find a product that doesn’t have a stiff and inflexible end result!
    Great quilt!


  • rozsamaria

    I’m definitely an applique novice! I’m still learning!


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