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City Quilts: 12 Dramatic Projects Inspired By Urban Views Paperback – June 16, 2010
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As quilters, we frequently find ourselves looking for and discovering hidden geometries in the most unusual places. City landscapes present themselves as a quilting wonderland, particularly for those of us who gravitate towards angular quilt designs. Designer Cherri House has captured her love of urban architecture in her new book. This straightforward book presents 12 clean quilt designs that, as described by her daughter Lizzie, perfectly marriage form and function. This book is great for beginning quilters, modern quilters and quilters looking for non-fussy design. Cherri's use of solid rather than patterned fabrics keeps the emphasis on the quilt's architecture and design. Color placements in many of the designs have a decidedly masculine feel which makes this book perfect for those of us constantly o the lookout for quilts we can make for the men in our lives. (Quilter's World, October 1, 2010 )
This book was so worth the wait! One of the first offerings from C&T's new imprint, Stash Books, City Quilts just drips with mod style, which is defined by quilts made with lots of solids, simple lines and easy construction methods. What's even cooler is Cherri takes us through her design process. Surveying her hometown of Houston, Texas, Cherri shows us how to hone in on repetitive images in urban architecture and translate those images into quilts. The quilts may be simple in concept but they come off as sophisticated because of the overall design. The patterns come from the play of solids, not from printed fabrics. Should you buy this book? Even if you don't luv the growing return to solid quilt fabrics, you'll learn more about how color and pattern work together. Worth it! (Quilter's Home, 10/1/10 )
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Cherri House is a quilt designer and co-owner of the Cherry House Quilts design company.
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Top Customer Reviews
I especially loved Cherri's discussion on color, and her reference to "a quilter's palette". She gives a brief, but thoroughly informative discourse on color schemes, which serves as a springboard in one's own palette discovery or a challenge to an quilt dog to try some new color tricks.
In City Quilts, Cherri shows us how we can train our eyes to see more than what's in front of us, and to see a quilt in everything. Bravo!
Worth buying for the photos alone!
It appears this book will make monochromatic fabrics popular.
I find the quilts very interesting because they have the intensity of the colors in Amish quilts, but also have contemporary designs.
Many of the patterns are great for "man quilts," as well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Needs a little imagination to see what the author sees, but I really love some of the quilts she's created. Read morePublished 4 months ago by mms
It's an amazing book with great pictures and geometric patterns suited to norwegian or Finnish home decor. The colors are vibrant as well.Published 20 months ago by Snuffie
This is a stunning, gorgeous book with such creativity! The quilts are beautiful and the instructions are well written. Read morePublished 22 months ago by quilter
Have made two quilts from this book - both came out well; both had easy to follow instructions. Made the receivers of the gifts very happy.Published on December 9, 2013 by J. MarguliesSimonpietri
For a contemporary quilter this book is full of imaginative designs. I have just completed City Lights as a gift. Read morePublished on November 16, 2013 by Jennie
For those of us quilters with too many solid fabrics in the collection, this is a beautiful way to use them up! Read morePublished on September 17, 2013 by Ursula Goetz
The quilts in this book are deceptively simple. Construction is not difficult but the description she has on fabric selection helps the home sewer to make stunning quilts.Published on September 2, 2013 by sewer