The Appliqué Book Blog Tour Kickoff

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Welcome to the first stop on The Appliqué Book blog tour! We asked the book's designer, April Mostek, to talk about the design process and also to share what she loves most about the book.


I was excited to work on another one of  Casey York’s projects after teaming up with her for  Modern Appliqué Illusions. This book has so much to offer: appliqué techniques, projects, and profiles of some of today’s appliqué artists. As a designer, this posed quite a unique challenge. I didn’t want the design to create interruptions with the content. Each section needed to both stand alone and also fit within the larger section to make sense.

I made an early decision to use minimal color for the design (with the exception of one pop color). In a compilation book, each artist presents their own style and color palette. By limiting the design to one color, the content shared some consistency and the design didn’t become a distraction. Without the use of color, I designed each section to have a unique appearance for clarity in navigation.

This book is packed with information and inspiration for quilters. I love the way this book showcases modern appliqué!

Follow along with the rest of the blog tour!

Monday, March 14:
Casey York
C&T Publishing

Tuesday, March 15:
Jenna Brand
Adrianne Ove–Pink Chalk

Wednesday, March 16:
Jenifer Dick
Pati Fried

Thursday, March 17:
Shannon Brinkley
Bari J.

Friday, March 18:
Debbie Grifka
Beth Vassalo

Monday, March 21:
Latifah Saafir
Modern Quilts Unlimited

Tuesday, March 22:
Lynn Harris
Kevin Kosbab

Wednesday, March 23:
Allison Rosen
Cindy Lammon

Thursday, March 24:
Rossie Hutchinson
Generation Q


Friday, March 25:
Betz White
Casey York

Plus, enter for a chance to win a free copy of  The Appliqué Book: a Rafflecopter giveaway.

Congratulations to Melody L, winner of this giveaway! We hope you enjoy your prize!

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