City Quilts

City Quilts : 12 Dramatic Projects Inspired by Urban Views

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OUT OF PRINT 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 Flying Geese and Log Cabin in a new wayshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 202 x 252 x 22mm | 399.16g
  • C & T Publishing
  • Concord, United States
  • English
  • full-colour illustrations throughout
  • 157120847X
  • 9781571208477
  • 56,152

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"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 Artsshow more

About Cherri House

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: more

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