Look Mom! I’m published!

Applique Book Allison Rosen

I am crazy happy to be included in this book – The Applique Book – compiled by a wonderful women and amazing artist, Casey York.

I was lucky enough to work with Casey on her first book, Modern Applique Illusions, while I was with C&T Publishing. When she asked me to contribute to her next book, it was no-brainer!

I love applique – and this book is something I would have loved when I first got started. There are so many ways to prepare and sew applique and most of them are included here. Something for everyone.

Beach huts applique quilt by Allison Rosen

I chose to make a Beach Huts wall-hanging — something I had in my head for a long time.

I love choosing the fabrics when I make a quilt, and my biggest tip is to look for spots where you can add unexpected details…

See the stars on the roof?

Those are cars…
small scale

The tree trunk?

melody miller playful

It’s Melody Miller’s backgammon fabric from her Playful collection. Can’t you just see the palm tree texture in there?

I hope this will give you a little food for thought the next time you select fabrics for an applique project – have fun with it!

Thanks to the generosity of Stash Books, I’m able to give away a copy of The Appliqué Book to a lucky reader!

To enter, leave a comment on this post about you thoughts on choosing fabrics for applique.

Comment by midnight on Friday, March 25, and I’ll announce a random winner on Saturday, March 26.

To learn more about the projects and designers featured in the book, please follow along with the Tour. Here is the complete schedule:

Mon. March 14:
Casey York | https://studioloblog.wordpress.com
C&T Publishing |http://www.ctpub.com/blog/

 Tues. March 15:
Jenna Brand | http://jennabrand.com/
Adrianne Ove/Pink Chalk | http://www.pinkchalkstudio.com/blog/
Wed. March 16:
Jenifer Dick | http://42quilts.com/
Pati Fried | https://seehowwesew.wordpress.com/

Thurs. March 17:
Shannon Brinkley | http://www.thebottletree.net/blog/
Bari J. | http://barijdesigns.com/blogs/blog

 Fri. March 18:
Debbie Grifka | http://eschhousequilts.com/blog
Beth Vassalo | http://plumandjune.blogspot.com
Mon. March 21:
Latifah Saafir | http://www.latifahsaafirstudios.com/blog/

Thurs. March 24:
Rossie Hutchinson | http://www.rossiecrafts.com/blog
Generation Q | http://generationqmagazine.com/

Fri. March 25:
Betz White | http://betzwhite.com/blog
Casey York | https://studioloblog.wordpress.com