City Quilts: 12 Dramatic Projects Inspired by Urban Views

Inspired by her admiration for historical quilts, Cherri House presents a fresh combination of traditional and contemporary quilt making in this collection of patterns.

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After browsing through the images in this book, you will never view an urban scene in the same way. House has a brilliant eye for pulling basic patterns from everyday city sights, such as 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 your eye to discern the underlying quilt patterns in the most unexpected of places.

SKU: QM1106

Author/Speaker/Editor: Cherri House

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781571208477