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City Quilts: 12 Dramatic Projects Inspired By Urban Views

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  • Posted October 26, 2010

    Spectacular Contemporary Quilts

    If you can sew straight seams on your sewing machine, are familiar with using a rotary cutter and mat, and desire to make contemporary utility quilts, then this book is for you. Cherri House, author of City Quilts, breaks down quilting design into basic grid pattern formats using mainly squares and rectangles. She uses Houston, Texas as her muse for urban views and city design layout. From the patterns and colors she sees in this cityscape, she creates 12 simplified geometric quilts. All of the quilts feature all-solid colored 100% Kona cotton fabric by Robert Kaufman Fabrics, which add to the graphic impact of the whole quilt. And by using these fabrics, Cherri instructs you on basic color knowledge, building a foundation and appreciation for color value and contrast. She uses a range of basic graph paper and colored pencils to specialized quilting software as her tools for encouraging her readers to play with color schemes and design layout. Cherri also supplies information on basic quilt construction, special quilting tips, and personal inspiration to complete this great beginner level book. Once you've read City Quilts, and tried its dramatic patterns, you'll see endless possibilities for your own contemporary quilt creations.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2010

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    An Excellent Addition To Your Quilt Books Library!

    "City Quilts" by Cherrie House is new book hot off the presses at C&T Publishing. Since I love quilts that are both simple and make use of solid color fabrics I knew from the beginning that this book would hold interest for me. Having grown up in New York City the photos in the book were quite evocative for me. I think that Ms. House did a remarkable job of designing simple but dramatic quilts reminiscent of every day city living images. Although I love using solid colors I think that the quilts in this book also lend themselves equally well to using prints.

    The beginning of the book includes a well done section on the basics - I like everything about this book and am looking forward to beginning one of the patterns. Also included is an excellent section on color choices, a bit of theory and tips on developing your ability to "see" patterns in everyday sights. I have collected quite a quilt library over the years and so there are not that many new books that come out that I truly want to spend the money on to add to my ever expanding collection - but this one is a good bet for your permanent collection! I don't think it will disappoint!

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  • Posted April 23, 2010

    Great Quilt Design Book!

    I love this book! Cherri House has a wonderful design sense and explains her process well. Her patterns are simple but very effective and the colors just sing! I've never quilted with solid fabrics before but now I'm itching to go out and create a whole new stash -- and to start paying more attention to the designs in my own city.

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  • Posted December 19, 2011

    Finding inspiration

    A very unique quilt book that makes you look at the Big City in a whole new light. I love this book. It is very easy to follow and is a great book for getting inspiration for new quilt designs. All the quilts are done with solid fabrics and does a great job explaining how to look at things and develop designs from all around you.
    This book is a great addition to anyone's quilt library.

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