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City Quilts

12 Dramatic Projects Inspired by Urban Views

By Cherri House

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Format: Paperback / softback, 112 pages
Other Information: full-colour illustrations throughout
Published In: United States, 01 June 2010
Create 12 dramatic projects inspired by urban landscapes and using simple geometric shapes. Beginners and veteran quilters alike will enjoy discovering the secrets of minimalism with this fantastic new volume that draws inspiration from urban cityscapes to create dramatic quilts using simple geometric shapes. In "City Quilts", readers will learn how to find beauty in the basic elements of any environment, as well as how to achieve a dramatic look with more effective use of colour, value, and placement.

About the Author

Cherri House is a quilt designer and co-owner of Cherry House Quilts. Cherri believes that people in her home will always feel welcome when they are "warm with a quilt." Cherri lives in Humble, Texas. Visit Cherri on the Web at:


"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

EAN: 9781571208477
ISBN: 157120847X
Publisher: C & T Publishing
Dimensions: 25.15 x 20.32 x 1.02 centimetres (0.40 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Sylvia Orlando on
This book took much longer to arrive but well worth the wait!!
Nicole Delima on
I quite enjoyed this book although most of the designs are quite simplistic. They certainly give you scope to use the designs with a variety of fabrics to make some quick, easy and geometric quilts (my fave!)

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