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  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing, Inc. (1 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157120847X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571208477
  • Product Dimensions: 20.7 x 0.8 x 25.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 832,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

Inspired by her admiration for historical quilts, Cherri House presents a fresh combination of traditional and contemporary quilt making in this collection of patterns for what she refers to as glorified utility quilts. After browsing through the images in the book, you will never view an urban scene in the same way. House has a brilliant eye for pulling basic patterns from everyday city sight - the sides of buildings, airport runways, tires, and even barcodes - and transforming them into fabric. She translates these sights into simple, geometric quilts whose patterns are achieved through the repetition of basic shapes and straightforward construction techniques, often sewn together in horizontal rows. While House's easy-to-follow instructions make it possible for quilters to re-create her patterns exactly, she also encourages individuals to interpret the designs loosely and use them as jumping-off points for their own unique work. Whichever approach you take, House's patterns will tra

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, 9/1/10

"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

"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, 9/1/10

"Inspired by her admiration for historical quilts, Cherri House presents a fresh combination of traditional and contemporary quilt making in this collection of patterns for what she refers to as glorified utility quilts. After browsing through the images in the book, you will never view an urban scene in the same way. House has a brilliant eye for pulling basic patterns from everyday city sight - the sides of buildings, airport runways, tires, and even barcodes - and transforming them into fabric. She translates these sights into simple, geometric quilts whose patterns are achieved through the repetition of basic shapes and straightforward construction techniques, often sewn together in horizontal rows. While House's easy-to-follow instructions make it possible for quilters to re-create her patterns exactly, she also encourages individuals to interpret the designs loosely and use them as jumping-off points for their own unique work. Whichever approach you take, House's patterns will train you eye to discern the underlying quilt patterns in the most unexpected of places."--Quilting Arts

About the Author

Cherri House is a quilt designer and co-owner of the Cherry House Quilts design company.


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this is a must if you find a certain charm with citys and their architectures,and love to express it onto fabrics,this book is a delite in it's simplicity and creativity,lots of great quilts to make.
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I have certainly seen better and more interesting books but it has something to offer. The colours are good, writing is interesting and perhaps I am being a little jaded in my attitude towards it but I did show it to 3 other quilters on Thursday and they all seemed to have the same attitude - ok but....... I do wish I could have seen inside the book before buying. Might have thought twice then. A book I would borrow to browse through but don't particularly want it on my bookshelf.
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Unfortunately, I missed my window to return this item. The book is amazing, I actually have the hardcopy, but unfortunately the images in the kindle version are extremely pixely and it is almost painful to read. I wonder how this can happen, whether the scan is just of a very low resolution. I would recommend this book but you should get the hardcopy not the kindle version and I hope amazon will fix this issue as I have had the same problem with several other kindle books.
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By 4 year sewer VINE VOICE on 18 Sept. 2010
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Great book - very different - chose it because of the cover as this quilt would be ideal for a teenager - my grandson. Look forward to making same.
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Gives an interesting slant on patchwork, easier and not so fussy, will look for inspiration in different ways now.
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