Day 8 of The Modern Applique Workbook Blog Tour

Today's guest blogger is Melissa from Generation Q Magazine! It was so fun working with her on the tour. She decided to do an interview with me for her post! Take a look to read 5 things you may not know about me!

If you're not familiar with Generation Q, it's a quilt magazine that caters to the modern quilter. They always have fun and interesting articles about modern quilting and quiltmakers. Plus patterns, reviews and lots of inspiration! Check it out if you haven't seen it before!

Today I want to show you Cascade from the book. This little quilt has it all - circles, gradations, chartreuse, asymmetrical setting and fabulous quilting!

Circles: I love this shape - although you can piece a circle, appliqueing one is so much easier for me! Sometimes I want them perfectly round and sometimes I want them not so perfect. This is a perfectly round quilt. To get them perfect, I used a compass to draw the circle on the freezer paper and cut them out. If I wanted them imperfect, i would have drawn the circles freehand.

Gradations: Need I say more!?

Chartreuse: I love this color of green. Martha Stewart introduced me to chartreuse years ago and I've been in love ever since!

Asymmetrical setting: This easily can be converted so that the borders are all equal, but where's the fun in that? Sometimes doing something unexpected makes for a better quilt!

Quilting: I love the circles extending out of the center applique and onto the borders. It's a neat optical illusion. And the long wavy lines on the side kinda remind me of seaweed. I think of the ocean when I see this - bubbles and seaweed!

Here's links to the guest bloggers. If you haven't visited them yet, head there now to enter the book giveaway!
Feb. 10: Bonnie Hunter
Feb. 11: Amy Smart
Feb. 12: Angela Walters
Feb. 13: Debbie Grifka
Feb. 14: Tammie Schaffer
Feb. 17: Casey York
Feb. 18: Deb Rowden
Feb. 19: Melissa @ Generation Q magazine 
Feb. 20: Shea Henderson
Feb. 21: Diane Harris @ Quiltmaker Magazine

If you would like to purchase an autographed copy, click here to order.


  1. Fabulous - I love circles and chartreuse too!!

  2. I also love drawing and different art collection. As this blog I have a cupboard in my home with full of art collection. Mostly I use to visit number of countries all around the world and see the ex habitation in different attraction included Museums. Now I decide to visits the Grand Canyon museum. For that I like to travel with
    grand canyon Tour Company. It is best opportunity for me I thought.

  3. I am also like sketches and various collection of Art Painting. Generally I visit in different countries around the world and see the beautiful and historical places. Now I am going to niagara falls bus tours with my Family. It is a beautiful places for visiting.


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