18 Mar The Appliqué Book blog hop!
Welcome to my stop on the blog hop for The Appliqué Book by Casey York! One of the things I tell my students when I teach appliqué is that there are so many different ways to do it. I implore them that, if they don’t like my method, please try another, and then another, until they find one they like. It is so worth it!
Casey has made it easy for all of us by writing a book that includes 5 major ways to do appliqué with many variations on those themes described as well. Even when you find a technique you love, it is a great idea to learn other ways too. Different projects lend themselves to different methods and it is helpful to have several to choose from in your “toolbox”.
I love the subtitle to the book: “Traditional Techniques, Modern Style”. While I do consider myself a modern quilter, I make my quilts in traditional ways. Other than a bit of fusible webbing, the products I use have been around for generations. (Well, maybe not the rotary cutter, either, but you get the general idea 🙂 )
Casey and I first “met” online and bonded over a mutual love of modern appliqué. We’ve been lucky enough to continue our friendship in person and I always look forward to seeing Casey and chatting about life and quilting.
When Casey contacted me about contributing to her book, I knew right away that bias appliqué was the perfect choice for me. It is a technique I love and one that is gaining in popularity as quilters learn all the amazing things a little strip of bias can do.
I had celebrations on my mind as I envisioned a quilt of bias paper chains. Although my children are grown now, I remember the wonderful days making things with them when they were smaller. Paper Chains would have been a fun quilt to add some celebration to our everyday lives or to bring out on special occasions. To add to the fun of the bright primary colors, I quilted Paper Chains in wavy lines reminiscent of streamers.
Casey and her publisher, C&T, are generously sponsoring a book giveaway at each stop on the blog tour. US winners will receive a hard copy and non-US will receive a digital copy. To enter leave a comment and tell me if you’ve ever tried bias appliqué. The giveaway will be open until the end of the day on March 25. Please don’t forget to leave me your email address. You can’t win if I can’t reach you!
Don’t forget to visit the other stops on the hop to learn more about the projects in the book!
Mon. March 21:
Latifah Saafir | http://www.latifahsaafirstudios.com/blog