Monday, January 24, 2011

City Quilts The Book


(Photo from the C & T website)

I belong to the Creative Troup over at C & T publishing. They will send me (you too if you join up) electronic versions of their books for free. You have to publish 3 reviews. One on their site, one on your blog and one on Amazon. I am reviewing the book City Quilts, which I have had now for quite some time. I LOVE this book. It is probably one of my most favorite books.

In this book, written by Cherri House, she takes us into her world of using old patterns and making them new again. She does this by simplification and use of bold, solid colors. She talks about making the fabric do the work for you. If you have a beautiful fabric let it shine in your quilt design.

I have begun to incorporate more solids into my quilts as a direct result of reading this book and following her work. I think that is the part I liked the best in the book is her directing you in *how* to use solids to their best advantage.

All in all this is one amazing book! Like I said in the title, if you don't buy a lot of books, make sure you don't miss out on this one!

I have some additional things to blog about but will do that later today or tonight.
XOP

5 comments:

Brenda said...

Sounds like a good book to check out.

Allie said...

I checked that book out from the library awhile ago and loved it too!

Shari said...

I've had my eye on this book for a while but so far have resisted buying one. The bold graphic designs appeal to me. Thanks for a great review!

Anita said...

How exactly does one get started in doing these reviews?

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I've been eyeing this book, too; thanks for the recommendation.

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