Two years ago I had the honor of having my fabric collection, Madrona Road, featured in The Modern Quilt Guild's fabric challenge. Through that challenge I was humbled and heart warmed repeatedly. I discovered and befriended so many amazing quilters though the projects made with Madrona Road. One such quilter is Casey York. Her challenge entry, Onwards, is a personal favorite of mine.
I chose Casey's quilt as one of my top two for so many reasons: her use of bold color, the depth of perception in the quilt, the dramatic impact of simple forms and the quilting to further the experience of the perspective.
I was then fortunate enough to meet Casey in person at Quiltcon in 2013 where I discovered her quilt, Apiary. Apiary again grabbed me for it's color and shape, but this time I could see the level of detail in the finishing. Every appliquéd shape is embroidered impeccably with Casey's technique for hand-embroidered raw-edge appliqué.
Casey's new book, Modern Appliqué Illusions, presents 12 brand new projects. Casey speaks to her inspiration for this series of quilts and gives step by step instructions on how to create an illusion of your own complete with embroidery finishing.
Casey is so generously giving away a hard copy of her book on EACH of the locations on the blog tour listed below. Visit Casey's own blog for a full tour of the book and projects.
To win a copy of the book here, leave a comment below with your email address OR post a photo on Instagram of your own illusion or appliqué using any of my fabrics and use #violetcraft. My kids and I will use our tried and true technique of printing them off from both places and placing them in a bowl for scientific tween-selection :)
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
11/16: Kevin Kosbab/Feed Dog Designs
11/17: Generation Q Magazine
11/18: Krista Robbins/Sew What’s Cooking?
11/19: Fat Quarter Shop/Jolly Jabber
11/20: Violet Craft
11/21: Kristy Daum/St. Louis Folk Victorian
11/22: Cindy Lammon/Hyacinth Quilt Designs
11/23: Modern Quilts Unlimited