Now Touring: The Appliqué Book – Casey York

teri • March 24, 2016 • 34 Comments

Casey York Front Cover

The Appliqué Book by Casey York; Stash Books (C&T Publications) $26.95 (print) $18.99 (ebook)
160 Pages
16 Designs
21 Innovative Designers

We first were introduced to Casey York way back in 2012 when she submitted quilts to us in our very first year. Believe us when we say we knew back then that Casey had something special.Next she presented us with her first book Modern Appliqué Illusions. We are smitten with her enthusiasm and joy in presenting her books and quilts.
The Appliqué Book dedication speaks of the entire team of people contributing to the book including Rossi Hutchinson, Lynn Harris (We Sew 2 Contributor), Luke Haynes, Latifah Saafir, Kevin Kosbab, Betz White, Bari J Ackerman, Sarah Fielke, Carolyn Friedlander, Denyse Schmidt, and so many more.

The format of the book is a little bit different, combining patterns with profiles of quilters who use various appliqué techniques in their work. Not only does this offer insight into the technique, it allows us to see what the quilters use in their own work. This is essential a “giving of permission” to try something new, combine techniques, to be brave.

In Cindy Lammon‘s Forward to the book it is this bravery that captured Cindy’s attention in getting to know Casey. Casey is willing to try the technique while remaining true to the Modern Style of quilt making that she loves so much. By exploring a variety of techniques this gives the greatest amount of options for our own quilts. We can find the appliqué technique that suits us best. And we’d daresay try each style, Basic Machine, Raw Edge, Turned-Edge, Reverse, Bias-Tape, and Free-Form more than once to get a real feel for the technique.

Shannon Brinkley Migration Casey York Applique
Shannon Brinkley’s Migrations Quilt Sampler is a whole new, rather exciting take on flying geese, employing a variety of appliqué techniques. That Shannon’s binding has a different color on one corner gives the quilt a little bit of fun and whimsy.

Casey York Image 2

Oh! and remember making paper chains? Debbie Grifka certainly does and has make a quilt with this lovely childhood reminder. Debbie makes great use of bias tape makers, making the paper rings shapes possible. Oh the endless fun we can have.

Casey York Applique blue

Astrid, by Lynn Carson Harris is quite the stunner and a wee bit of a surprise. The photo doesn’t do this quilt justice with the reverse appliqué, a minimalist approach with a dynamic, and stunning effect. The little pops of color on the Peacock blue background gives all new meaning to a little bit goes a long way.

Now, of course we have an opportunity to win a copy of The Appliqué Book. US winners will receive a hard copy of the book; international an e-book. Simply let us know your favorite topping for pizza. Yes, Q-bies, you read that correctly. What’s your favorite pizza topping. We will choose a winner on Thursday April 1st. And no, we promise it will not be an April Fools Prank.

Congratulations commenter #11 Folksmith, you’re the winner of the blog tour. We’ll be contacting you shortly!

Check out the rest of the blog tour here:

Mon. March 14:
Casey York 
C&T Publishing

Tues. March 15:
Jenna Brand 
Adrianne Ove/Pink Chalk

Wed. March 16:
Jenifer Dick 
Pati Fried

Thurs. March 17:
Shannon Brinkley 
Bari J.

Fri. March 18:
Debbie Grifka 
Beth Vassalo |

Mon. March 21:
Latifah Saafir

Tues. March 22:
Lynn Harris 
Kevin Kosbab
Modern Quilts Unlimited

Web. March 23:
Allison Rosen 
Cindy Lammon

Thurs. March 24:
Rossie Hutchinson 
Generation Q Magazine

Fri. March 25:
Betz White 
Casey York

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  • mumbird3mumbird • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #1

    This book looks fabulous! No fooling!

  • patty • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #2

    Pepperoni is my favorite. Throw in some mushrooms and extra cheese and my taste buds are happy!

  • Wendy T. • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #3

    My fave pizza topping is mushrooms. Soooooooo good!

  • Sheetal L • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #4

    Hi, thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the wonderful book. Haven’t done much applique before, but the patterns in the book have inspired me to take up reverse applique.
    As for my favorite pizza topping….its buffalo chicken with blue cheese dressing! YUM!!

  • Janet T • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #5

    Pepperoni (and lots of cheese)!! Now I’m hungry!

  • Sharon - IN • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #6


  • Kathie L • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #7

    Such interesting design ideas. I love the modern look of the projects in this book.

  • Margaret • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #8

    My favorite topping is mushrooms sautéed in butter and pepper. Yum!

  • buntyw • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #9

    I love the cover quilt!
    Pizza topping??? cheese, pineapple, peperoni

  • Josee • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #10

    Kalamata olives!

  • folksmith • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #11

    Can’t wait to see the new Applique Book.

  • ritainalaska • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #12

    love this book as much as I love my pizza … Canadian bacon and hawiian pineapple without marinara sauce. just right! leftover? have it cold for breakfast!

  • Carolyn • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #13

    My favourite pizza topping is bocconcini, prosciutto and rocket lettuce. Yum. Although I also love margherita pizza, which maybe reflects why I love the look of this appliqué book – some really simple but also lots of different options.

  • usairdoll • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #14

    I love applique and can’t wait to find out more during the hop.

    Thanks for a chance to win.


  • Laura • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #15

    My favorite pizza topping is artichoke hearts.

  • farmquilter • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #16

    In addition to the usual sauce (BBQ is awesome) and cheeses, I like BBQ chicken!!

  • anna Brown • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #17

    Very very cool ty ty for your input…….i do the theses quilts….

  • Rosalind Gutierrez • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #18

    For a pizza topping I like a pineapple & ham.

  • Sarah J. • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #19

    Pepperoni- boring, but tasty every time!

  • Beth T. • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #20

    Mushroom, garlic, and spinach.

  • Darlington Delights • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #21

    I can’t pick just one…..Sausage and Canned Mushrooms. YUM! kmcassie at gmail dot com

  • Janie • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #22

    Bacon!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  • pennylanequilts • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #23

    Bell peppers!

  • Jackie Roisler • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #24

    Double cheese, drippy gooey kind! Mushrooms next. 😁

  • Debby • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #25

    I love mushrooms! Just had pizza tonight! YUM!!

  • Anita • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #26

    My favorite topping for pizza is pepperoni and cheese.

  • candy grisham • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #27

    I love Italian sausage!

  • Ellee • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #28

    My favorite pizza topping is mushrooms for sure.

  • Kristen • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #29

    Canadian bacon and sauerkraut! So much better than it sounds! 🙂

  • Mary Jones • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #30

    Ham and Pineapple

  • Cindy • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #31


  • Nancy Elaschuk • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #32

    Favorite pizza topping would be cauliflower

  • Pat Ioveno • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #33

    My favorite pizza topping is spinach and ricotta cheese – no red sauce! The book looks interesting and fun.

  • Charlyn • 5 years ago
    COMMENT #34


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