Today I have the pleasure of being apart of the Modern Applique Illusions Blog Tour! Modern Applique Illusions by Casey York just came out and is breathtaking!


Casey plays with perspective to create really lovely and dynamic quilt designs.  I had the pleasure of meeting Casey at quilt market this year, and she is such a sweetheart with a strong passion and drive for this craft. I love the illusion and depth she creates with the projects in her book: each is lovelier than the last! I especially love how she hand embroiders around a lot of the raw edges.

Modern Applique Illusions


Modern Applique Illusions

Grand Canal

Modern Applique Illusions


When Casey asked me to be apart of her blog tour, she allowed me to choose which project to make. This was a tough choice, but Flight Plan ultimately won my heart.

Flight Plan

I love everything about it, from the curvy, billowing clouds, to the quilting. I loved the color scheme so much that I couldn’t stray too far from the colors she chose. I did add a scrappy sky, just to see the effect.

Shannon's Flight Plan Quilt

It is teeny tiny. It is 25% of the pattern size– so around 7.5″ x 10″. The planes are itty bitty and pretty sweet.

Now it’s giveaway time! Casey is giving away a copy of her wonderful book! Just leave a comment about your thoughts/experience with applique. Is it a scary word? Do you love it? Hate it? Eager to try it out? 

Check out the other stops on the tour (each person made a different project from the book) as well as Casey’s blog for more giveaways every day of the tour!

11/10: C&T Publishing   – Onwards

11/11: 42 Quilts   – Ripples

11/12: Esch House Quilts – Grand Canal

11/13: Pink Chalk Studio  – Still Life (Homage to Juan Sanchez Cotan)

11/14: Shannon Brinkley (ME!)/Bottle Tree  – Flight Plan

11/15: Pellon – Chicken Scratch

11/16: Feed Dog Designs  – Grove

11/17: Generation Q Magazine  – Grove

11/18: Sew What’s Cooking? – River Bend

11/19: Jolly Jabber – Tunnel Vision

11/20: Violet Craft  – Upward