When I came to those tiny trees along the rear hedges, I knew that I had met my appliqué limits. They are about the size of the fingernail on my pinky and stitching around the appliqué would totally cover the fabric in stitches. After thinking a bit, I decided that stitching was the best way to make these little trees and I found a stitch on my machine and stitched the trees - no appliqué needed!
I chose quilting that echoed the perspective of the design and bound it all in the blue water fabric (which isn't quite as bright as it seems in the photo).
In addition to amazing quilt designs, Modern Appliqué Illusions features detailed information on appliqué techniques including Casey's special embroidery-finished appliqué method.
Casey and C&T Publishing/Stash Books have graciously offered to give away a book to one of my lucky readers. The giveaway is open internationally - a US winner will get a hard copy book, an international winner will get an electronic copy. If you are not the lucky winner or you just can't wait, Casey is selling signed copies of her book on her website.
In addition, Casey is also doing posts on her blog during the blog tour that provide more information about her inspiration and process as well as an additional giveaway of Pellon interfacing.
Check out all the other stops on the tour:
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
11/17: Generation Q Magazine
11/20: Violet Craft
11/23: Modern Quilts Unlimited
To enter the giveaway, tell me if there is somewhere that inspires you that you'd like to turn into a quilt one day - or maybe you already have! Don't forget to include your email so I can contact you if you win! The giveaway will close Friday, Nov 14 at the end of the day.