City Quilts: 12 Dramatic Projects Inspired by Urban Views
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City Quilts: 12 Dramatic Projects Inspired by Urban Views

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Discover Endless Design Possibilities in Everything from Parks to Parking Lots!- Create city-inspired quilts by piecing together simple geometric shapes- Beginner-friendly project designs are inspired by modern urban architecture and landscapes - Learn how to achieve dramatic looks with more effective use of color, value, and placement- Work with traditional blocks like Fl...more
Paperback, 111 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by C&T Publishing (first published May 1st 2010)
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Marie Z. Johansen
"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 qu...more
Apr 11, 2011 Jane rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: crafts
Pros: House's use of color, particularly in the project quilts, is beautiful. "City Green" and "City Fair," in particular, are what drew me to this book; I was planning to make the former for a wedding in a few months, but there are so many pieces that I need something faster. I think I'm going to go with "City Bank" - easy, but also colorfully stunning. I think it will go quickly, which is most important these days. Also: I really like the concept of this book a lot, what with the geometry of c...more
Connie Marx
I found the way she described finding patterns in everyday things helpful. was looking for a boost in my ideas, and the reminders of color selection and placement was very helpful.
Such a beautiful book! Visually inspiring quilts that capture the various aspects of Houston city life in within the cuts and seams of fabric. Mrs. House also introduces helpful techniques on how to plan, visualize, construct your quilt combined with good tips on finishing techniques and color shades.

This book is an inspiration for me to try a project when I'm good enough in my techniques and piecing. If you are an advanced quilter, go for it and check this book out of your local library / buy i...more
TONS OF PROJECTS for the 20+ kids in my life... I give them a lap quilt for their first home/ apartment. They all love the patterns in this book.



This book lives on my reference shelf....I have made several quilts from it... but true to myself I rarely follow the directions as is... PER my usual I do it my own way. THE KIDS love these patterns and they are usually quick to make.

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Feb 17, 2013 Dawn rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Lots of beautiful, modern quilts in this book. Very little use of pattern, lots of usage of solid colors to create beautiful designs. My particular favorite is a postage stamp quilt using small blocks and black sashing between all of the rows. The stamps are in blues, greens, grays and golds. The quilts in this book are inspired by urban architecture and the designs based on these inspirations really fit in well with the theme of "the city." Love it!
Cherri gives some good design advice, encouraging quilters to simplify. She makes quilts out of solids to represent the grids of the city, so she uses mostly squares and rectangles, often with sashing. One or two use rounder shapes. The problem is that the quilts are uninteresting. The best thing she does is use color, and she points out how she gets the color effects. I sympathize with her aesthetic, but don't care for her design work or execution.
A very nice quilting book. The patterns are interesting, beautiful, and very customizable. It's not much like the usual quilting book, but has more information about the process of quilt design, how to figure out what will and won't work and so on. A very readble book.
Nov 19, 2010 Hillary added it
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I'm in love with this book. Cerri House has me thinking about quilts I'd never pictured before, and I'm looking forward to making some of the quilts in the book.
Loved the combination of light and dark, asymmetry, and geometry. I'll eventually make some of these. Wish more quilt patterns were in the book!
Jocelynne Broderick
I think I've read this before. It has some cool ideas but not quite the modern feel I want to explore.
Stunning modern quilt patterns. Possible baby quilt.
Sep 19, 2010 Sarah rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: non-quilters, stylish crafty types
Awesome quilting book inspired by cityscapes.
Susan Jansen
OHHHH - - I want to try some of these!
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