City Quilts Blog Tour – Day Two

Welcome, welcome to the second stop on the City Quilts blog tour! I’m so happy you’ve come by to visit. Cheryl provided a fantastic perspective on the book in her post yesterday. Very insightful.

Long an admirer of Cherri House’s quilts, I was thrilled when I learned she had a book in the works. City Quilts takes its inspiration from the arresting geometrics so often found in cityscapes. Who doesn’t have their breath taken away by the drama of tall buildings and city skylines? While city vistas can often be boiled down to a repetition of simple shapes, Cherri adds the drama of solid colored fabric and the city comes alive again. The simplicity of many of the shapes makes the quilt patterns entirely approachable. And Cherri shares color wisdom that can raise a quilter’s color comfort level to new heights. I will keep this in mind when the heart palpitations start every time I peruse the Kona cotton solids color chart! Mind you, I’m not complaining about the freedom of choice that comes with 221 colors, but a quilter can get a little overwhelmed.

I asked Cherri some (very wordy) questions about her approach to quilting. Her thoughtful responses follow.

1. I love your advice on making traditional quilt patterns contemporary, especially the advice to trying something unexpected or quirky. This idea comes up again when you talk about choosing color — “the more the better.” Do you have any advice on how to tell if you’ve “over-quirkified” or overdone it in selecting fabrics or colors for your quilt? In practical terms, how long do you let a color arrangement or design “rest” on your design wall before knowing you are satisfied and ready to start sewing?

Love that ‘over-quirkified’…you’ve coined a new phrase. In terms of adding something quirky – it should still be a surprise – something unexpected. If you see it in every other block or row; then it becomes part of the pattern. It should be a little gift or surprise for taking the time to examine the whole quilt. The ‘Where’s Waldo of quilting’! When I talk about adding more color, and being brave about color; it is generally within the context of the color family you are working in. In City Green for example – I have no idea how many greens, blues, and purples are in there; but it works because they are all neighbors on the color wheel. It’s easier to work with 30 blue/greens, than with six.

Talk about turning lemons into lemonade – I have terrible vision, and can hardly function without my contacts, but this works in my favor with quilting. When I have a quilt on my design wall, I’m able to fix any color/value issues as soon as I take off my contacts. I can “see” the problems and fix them, while I can’t see…crazy, right? So, I work all day, fix the issues at night, then the next day I’m ready to go again.

2. The bold graphic punch of traditional Amish quilts drew me into quilting, and I see that they have also inspired you. I sometimes think that traditional blocks made up in solid colors really get to the essence of quilting — the solids amplify the quilt or block design by cutting through the “noise” that print and texture can make. (Mind you, I am quilter who also loves the “noise.”) I see that it was an exhibit of Amish quilts at the Houston International Quilt Festival that encouraged your use of solid colors. How long ago was that and can you tell us anything more about your transition to solids — did you immediately weed tonal prints from your stash?? πŸ™‚

Let me just start by saying I have a hard time weeding anything from my stash! I’m horrible, I think, “but I might need it, I really should hang on to it…just in case.” It was probably about six or seven years ago that I saw those Amish quilts at Festival. No one seemed to be using solids at the time. EVERYTHING was fossil ferns – I loved them! I tried – not very successfully to do some wholecloth solid quilts with applique (which I suck at), then I tried to incorporate solids into some pieced blocks, but none of it was really working. I was trying to create the same quilts as I always had, but with different fabrics, and I wasn’t succeeding. Tonal fabrics and busy prints can hide lots of sins; so to speak, and with solids you have nothing to hide behind. The work has to be able to stand on its own, so in a sense, I had to start over, and learn to work differently.

3. Finally, with all of the solid colors and wonderful advice on using color available to us today, how in the heck do you begin the daunting task of choosing a color scheme for a project? For example, do you get into a violet mood and go from there? As an aside, is this something that your new pattern series “Can’t go wrong color” will help people with?

For me, developing a quilt can happen in a few ways – the easiest is when I see it in my head, and I only have to work out the logistics. Another way is finding fabric that I love, and designing a quilt around it. With City News I knew that I wanted to make a red/black/white quilt – so the colors came first, everything else followed. I have a tendency to use the same colors over and over again, so as an exercise I challenge myself to design something in a color outside of my normal palette.

‘Can’t go wrong color’ was born out a need that many quilters have in regards to color confidence. They want and desire to create contemporary works of art, but are truly stuck when it comes to color and fabric. By tightly controlling the value range, through providing the exact colors needed, quilters can overcome this anxiety, and produce quilts that are contemporary and unique.

Thank you so much, Cherri! I adore the book and look forward to your company when I decide which quilt I want to make first!

All righty then, you’ve stuck around for the giveaway, right?

The prizes are:

From the fine folks at C&T Publishing, a copy of City Quilts.

From the fine folks at Robert Kaufman, a fat quarter bundle of Kona Cotton Solids.

Last, but certainly not least, two $20 gift certificates courtesy of the lovely Kathy at Pink Chalk Fabrics.

To be entered in the giveaway drawing, leave one comment on this post by midnight EST on July 24, 2010.

For additional chances to win, don’t forget to visit the other stops on the City Quilts blog tour:

July 12th – Cheryl Arkison
July 13th – You Are Here πŸ™‚
July 14th – Stefanie Roman
July 15th – Pat Sloan
July 16th – Spool
July 17th – Allie/Robert Kaufman
July 18th – John/Fat Quarterly
July 19th – Emily Cier
July 20th – Sarah/Josh Sewer Sewist
July 21st – Julie / Jaybird
July 22nd – Vickie Eapen
July 23rd – Jessica Levitt
July 24th – Kim Kight

Thanks again for stopping by!



  1. Amy said

    Love hearing the details behind this book! Thanks for the great interview. πŸ™‚

  2. Ellen B. said

    This book is the coolest! I want to make them all. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. SewCalGal said

    Great post. Beautiful quilts, amazing book & fabrics. Please count me in this giveaway. And thank you for the opportunity. Oh, how I’d love to win and create something beautiful with this book and fabric.


  4. Chelley Black said

    I love her style! I’ve been so tempted to buy this book!

  5. Carla said

    Thanks, Amy, for giving me some book inspiration! It sounds like a good one. I am one of the librarians for my quilt guild and I think I might want to purchase this one for the library. (If I win, I’ll certainly be wanting to keep it for myself!)

  6. Missyintx said

    This is such a fabulous book and I am really loving getting to know more
    about Cherri and her quilting process. I am so ready to work in solids.

  7. mariajhmom said

    It’s so much fun to learn how such talented people get their inspiration! Thanks!

  8. Andi said

    Great interview Amy.
    Thanks for the chance at the great giveaway.
    (I already have the book but please count me in for the fabric and the vouchers).
    Andi πŸ™‚

  9. Szkornelia said

    Nice interview. I really like the book. Too muck pattern (when you almost cannot make out the block pattern) sometimes bothers me. I really like the when the blocks, the geometric design stands out, and the chosen fabrics are interesting, but they don’t overwhelm it. Just my style of book, I guess.

  10. Sherri said

    Loved the questions you asked…and enjoyed reading each answer. This blog tour is going to be fantastic! (Plus, the prizes are awesome)!

  11. SoozeM said

    Thanks for a great interview, I am really enjoying reading these!

  12. Belinda Gelhausen said

    Great questions and answers!
    I have the book and LOVE it!
    It’s the first quilting book I’ve added to my sewing library in years!
    I would love to add the fabrics to my stash!

  13. That was a great interview. Good questions Amy and great answers Cherri! Thanks gals (and sponsors, too!). I will officially freak out if I’m lucky enough to win any of these fantastic prizes!

  14. Hannele said

    Thank you for this opportunity to win such phantastic prizes!. The style of the quilts in the book seems so interesting, it would be great to get it for closer look πŸ™‚

  15. Brittney said

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book – I think it’s going to be great!

  16. Lauren said

    I love the questions you asked of Cherri. Her book is amazing and innovative and I can’t wait to play around with her ideas!

  17. Stine said

    I’m ready to make my first “solids” quilt!

  18. sy said

    the patterns in the book look modern and innovative, i love the color combination. thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  19. Staci said

    Wonderful giveaway! This is a fantastic book, I got to look at it for a few minutes in a bookstore over the weekend. Hope, hope, hoping I might win it, but if not, a shopping I will go!

  20. Marit said

    Lovely interview, I look forward to see and read more of Cherri’s philosophy on colors! Thank you for a chance to win these great prizes.

    ; )

  21. Zarina said

    Only thing I can comment is that I love those shades of solids. Yummy.

  22. The more I read the more intrigued I am to see the book, and it’s only day 2!

  23. Di said

    So simple, but so stunning!

  24. nicolette said

    Thanks for the questions and the answers! It’s nice to get to know your blog.

    I’m a huge fan of Cherri House. I recently made the City Park quilt(top). Cherri inspired me to work with solids. Reading her book (I’m the lucky owner of a signed copy already!) made me pick up my colour pencils and start playing with quilt designs.

    Thanks for a chance to win one of the amazing prices!

  25. kate shea said

    Thank you! Got a million monochromatic ideas flowing around my brain at the moment, so it was great to read Cherri’s answers to your very thoughtful questions.

  26. Shevvy said

    I’m just now getting into solids and and using kona for the first time this week. I love the looks that are achieved with them.

  27. Julia said

    Thanks for the interview, these were really interesting questions & answers!

  28. kathie said

    This book is on my list of books I need to own!!!!
    ah and who can ever have enough of Kona solids???????
    I feel an amish inspired quilt coming on

  29. Lesly said

    I just adore these quilts. They are so striking. And what a nice person Cherri seems to be!

  30. Really interesting to understand where someone is coming from with their quilts. My husband keeps suggesting I make a really simple amish style quilt as he likes simplicity. I loved the blue and red quilts in the pictures – lets hope I win a copy of the book!!

  31. Penny said

    Thanks for the interesting interview…Looking forward to winning one of the prizes!!

  32. Jo Chu said

    I am an admirer of Cherri’s work and I can’t wait to own a copy of her book.

  33. Lori Kay said

    Thanks for the giveaway. I’m off to read yesterday’s blog tour installment.

  34. betsy said

    Great book! Thank you for the chance.

  35. Vicki said

    Cherri House does an amazing job with solid fabrics, very fresh and innovative.

  36. Jenny said

    what a great interview! thanks for a chance. really love your work Cherri!

  37. Mag said

    Thank you for the interview and the giweaway

  38. Lynn said

    I bought the book and can’t wait to get started on a project…that Kona FQ bundle would send me on my way!!

  39. Janny said

    Thanks for the chance to win the book. It looks wonderful. I love solid fabric.

  40. Paige said

    Great interview. I have so few solids…looks like an excuse to buy more fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. Debbie said

    Thanks for doing the interview, Amy. It’s fun to learn more about Cheri.Thanks for counting me in for the giveaways.

  42. Jean Burke said

    Simple blocks, solid colors – stunning results. Just beautiful…..thanks for sharing. Piece…..

  43. Ann Marie said

    Good questions. I’m very interested in this book after reading yesterday and today’s interviews.

  44. Judy said

    Great questions and answers. I would love to win so pick me!! πŸ™‚

  45. I love the Cherri House quilts. They draw you in just like the Amish ones do and it was interesting to know that’s where she got the inspiration for her distinctive style.
    Great interview! πŸ™‚

  46. Barb in MI said

    It’s great to get more insight and I just love the clean modern quilts in the book. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  47. Sally said

    Thank you for the thought-provoking interview! Books like this, and quilters like Cherri, encourage us to stretch those wings and try a new course of flight.

  48. Sarah N said

    Thanks for the great interview with Cheryl! I love the graphic quality of her quilts.

  49. I’ve been drawn to solids lately and this book is just wonderful! I’d love to enter the drawing.

  50. Linda P in IL said

    Thanks for being part of the book tour…love your blog…the book is on my wish list!

  51. Cathy said

    Oh, I love Cherry House Quilts. So creative!

  52. Julia said

    Lovely book and lovely fabric. I’d love to win both.

  53. Sarah P said

    I love reading about the design process. Thanks for the chance at the give away.

  54. Kathleen B said

    Everyday I get more drawn into the City Quilts book. Thank you for all of the information and the drawings.

  55. Mary Claire said

    I’m excited to see this book in person!

  56. Dorian said

    This blog tour is really a great idea! I’m finding some new blogs, and some more great creativity out there. Thanks!

  57. This book looks so awesome, and the fabrics are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

  58. Amber r said

    Thanks for the interview and great giveaway!

  59. Karen Hillier said

    Man – These City Quilts are to dye for! I cannot wait until I retire so I can spend more time being crafty!

  60. fortquilt said

    The fabrics look yummy.

  61. Monika said

    Such an interesting book!
    I love the crosses quilt in your former post! Wonderful!

  62. Those were some great questions you asked Cherri! Thanks for the interview Amy. This giveaway is the jackpot of all giveaway!

  63. Thanks for such a great interview! I look forward to seeing how the color project unfolds.

  64. I’m truly intrigued with Cherri’s process and approach to traditional quilt blocks. Thank you for a wonderful interview about the creative process! Inspiring!

  65. Such gorgeous quilts! I just love the clean lines and bright colors – right up my alley!

  66. FelixsMum said

    Love the use of colour and form and divergence from the norm – very inspirational!!! Thx for the chance to be a part of this πŸ™‚

  67. Morgan said

    Love Cherri House!!! And great interview!!

  68. This tour is so much fun!

  69. Susan Spiers said

    Absolute beautiful use of colors!

  70. Kristy said

    Thanks for the great interview.

    I love patterened fabrics but I sometimes hate cutting onto them and disturbing the pattern. And I love solids because I think then you can make the piecing really be what ‘speaks’ in the quilt which I think is what Cherri was saying as well.

    I’d love a copy of the book to get to know Cherri’s ideas a little more.

  71. Lainee said

    I would love to win any of your prizes and use them to make one of the quilts.

  72. April S said

    Love these quilts! Love that such and old and traditional art form can be new and modern. Thanks for sharing!

  73. Cindy in TN said

    Another great interview. Loved the “over quirky” question.

  74. Great interview! Love Cherri House’s quilts! I already have the book, but would love to win the fabric! Thanks for the chance πŸ™‚

  75. Debbie Gallett said

    This inspires me to get out my solids and make something.

  76. erica said

    Loved to read this interview. Thanks for the giveaway!

  77. Amber Murray said

    I love her quilts and i would love to win the book and fabric.

  78. Tricia L. said

    Great interview and give away. Thanks for the chance to win!

  79. This book is at the top of my “must get” list! Loved your questions combined with Cherry’s answers ~ and I NEEd to read more πŸ™‚ Thank you for having a giveaway

  80. katie r said

    good interview! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  81. carlotta white said

    I love the designs in city quilts! I can’t wait to start making things for my new apartment!

  82. Mary ann said

    I’m learning more and more with each stop of the tour! Thanks!

  83. Chay said

    I’ve never made a quilt using solids. But I am now.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  84. Sequana said

    I love this tour……almost as much as I love the City Quilts book. *S*

    Thx so much for all the great giveaways on the tour.

  85. kate C. said

    Thanks for the great interview. It is really interesting to hear more about color as a new-ish quilter!

  86. Kathy said

    I picked up Cherri’s book at the VT Quilt Festival and have been carrying it around the house with me ever since. (In fact, it’s within arm’s reach as I’m typing.) Even if I didn’t quilt, the book would still be a feast for the eyes. But I DO quilt, and would love to win fabric to jumpstart me on one of Cherri’s lovely projects.

  87. Tamie Herin said

    Thanks for the continuing insight on how Cherri works- and the giveaway.

  88. I love your patterns and insight that you shared – D

  89. brenda said

    Another great book to put on my list!

  90. epban said

    I would love to learn more about color from Cherri’s book. I’ve always admired her eye catching quilts! Thanks for the chance to maybe win!

  91. Vicki said

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! I love Cherri’s style:)

  92. Stephanie said

    A beautiful book and a fantastic giveaway–thanks so much!

  93. 2hippos said

    Thanks for the great interview. The book looks fantastic.

  94. Jen said

    What a great interview. Thank you so much for sharing with us. Love her work so much.

  95. Leslie said

    I love this book and the fabrics!!

  96. Emily said

    Love this book and the quilts I’m seeing come out of it already.

  97. Carol said

    I love the clarity and simplicity of Cherri’s designs. Simple is hard to do!

  98. Carol said

    Cherry House Quilts are the best and the book proves it. I got one the day it was released and right now, my friend is borrowing it. Thanks for the interview, Amy! Great choice! I could use those solids though………

  99. Shari said

    This is the first quilt book I’ve purchased in quite a while where I want to make each and every pattern in the book! Looking forward to the remainder of the book tour to gain even more insights from Cherri.

  100. Cecilia said

    I enjoyed your interview, it was very interesting and informative. I would love to win the book and or the fabric.

  101. val miller said

    I need to have this book! I just love love love it! What a great interview, and also a chance to win the book (and more???) THANKS!!

  102. Doris said

    I checked this book out in person, it’s definitely a must have! Thanks for the interview…

  103. Melissa said

    I love that over-quirkified…

    I’m totally the same way, why use 6 fabrics when you can use 30!

  104. Gari said

    I will have to comment. I won a copy of City Quilts. I had never heard of Cherri House and have never done a solid fabric quilt so the whole concept is “out of the box” for me. I am enjoying this introduction both to Cherri and City Quilts.

  105. Kitty said

    I’m new to your blog–what beautiful quilts you have! I’m excited about the City Quilts book and giveaway. One of Cherri’s quilts is definitely on my “to do” list!

  106. Pam said

    I really enjoy the talk about yourself and your quilting inspiration and I am looking forward to purchasing your book even more! City architecture is definitely a great source of quilting inspiration. The newest skyscrapers resemble quilting patterns so much, it makes me wonder if the designer of buildings are really just quilters of a different medium!

  107. Brenda said

    thanks for the interview and the chance to win a great book and great fabrics.

  108. Anita said

    I am in the process of gaining new appreciation for solids…kinda full circle from the 70’s but with new insight. πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting an interview with Cherri!

  109. jennifer said

    i’m thinking all solids is a much better idea than all prints; i have such a hard time with prints!

    thanks for the chance to win!

  110. Alice R. said

    This looks so wonderful, and I had not heard of it before the tour! Thank you.

  111. Sarah Curry said

    Brilliant! THis book has been on my wish list for a while. It would be a real treat to win it!

  112. Anna said

    Wow. I actually didn’t realize there were THAT MANY different Kona solids! I love her work – thanks for the chance to win!

  113. jaytee said

    I love the contempory quilt patterns in the book. Reading the interview helps see her as a real person

  114. yvonne said

    I love these patterns and the fabric is beautiful.

  115. Barb Colvin said

    Gosh, the more I learn about Cherri’s thought processes, the more I want her book. Thanks for being part of her book tour!

  116. Jocelyn said

    Beautiful fabrics, and wonderful book! Thanks for entering me πŸ™‚

  117. Hannah said

    Great interview! Thanks for hosting a giveaway.

  118. Jolene said

    I really admire Cherri House’s quilt designs, so I would love to win this book, (or the fabric).

  119. Karen said

    Thanks for the great interview. I think I need to check this book out!!!!

  120. Sarah Vee said

    Love the discussion about how to know when it’s too much colour. I think Cherri is a very encouraging teacher whose quilts will let us explore that question for each of us. thanks for the chance.

  121. Cara said

    What a fantastic set of prizes. I’d be so tickled to win as I’m a big fan of Cherri’s work!

  122. Janice said

    Lovely and inspirational. I’ve been wanting the book for a while and the fabrics and Pink Chalk gift certificates would be wonderful too. Thank you for the giveaways and good information.

  123. Kristine Tsai said

    Love Cherri’s work with solids! It’s absolutely inspiring!

  124. Beatrice said

    Wonderful giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.
    Hugs from France.

  125. That nothing to hide behind concept is exactly why City Quilts are so impressive (and so daunting to me).

  126. Nicki Lundeen said

    I would so love to own this book…not to mention those wonderful solid fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win this. nlundeen at catt dot com

  127. Meredith said

    Great interview and thanks for the giveaway!

  128. katieQ said

    I enjoyed your interview. Thanks for having your blog as part of the giveaway.

  129. AnnieO said

    Good questions, Amy, followed by fascinating answers. It is great to read how other people’s minds work πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance at winning a terrific prize.

  130. MichelleB said

    A great interview. I’m looking forward to getting this book.

  131. Denise :) said

    Great giveaway; thank you for sharing with us! πŸ™‚

  132. Bryanna said

    Such a fantastic book! Cherri’s quilts are just so stunning!

  133. linda said

    Great interview, wonderful book. I bought it the first time I saw it. Thanks for the giveaway! Have a great day!

  134. Dana said

    I would love to own that book, thanks for the chance.

  135. I think this book looks so amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  136. Cynthia said

    I find working with color to be VERY challenging, especially in so-called “scrappy” quilts. I’m working on one right now that is so busy, it’s frenetic. Need something the eye can rest on and make sense of the quilt. Would love to win the book to learn more, but the fat quarter tower would help w empirical research and who can resist gift cards!

  137. SewCalGal said

    Great post. Love all your insights on this new book. And thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway. I’ll keep my fingers crossed!


  138. Grace said

    thank you for the interview. Looks like a wonderful book!

  139. No, I wasn’t only here for the giveaway! Be honest.. what are the chances? But I really enjoyed the interview and hearing a bit more from behind the designs. Thanks very much for that, lovely post!

  140. Susannah said

    So inspiring!

  141. Melanie MacDonald said

    Great interview! Will definitely come back to both blogs in the future. What a great way to learn about new books and blogs! Thanks again, Melanie!

  142. Karen said

    Another great interview. Looks like we’ll be learning lots on this tour. Thank you.


  143. julie rook said

    Boy would I feel lucky to win this awesome giveaway!

  144. Paula said

    Thanks for another great interview Amy. I received this book for my birthday and it is wonderful! Now I would love to win some solid fabric to make one of the wonderful quilts. Thank you for the giveaway!

  145. Bree said

    Great giveaway! I’m always amazed at how well Cherri works with solids!

  146. Carolyn said

    Wonderful interview. I’d love to win some Kona solids, such rich colours. The book look like a real treasure trove of ideas and inspiration. Thank you for the chance.

  147. Valerie said

    I’m so inspired by the Amish quilters. Love their work with solid colors. Thanks for the give away!

  148. Terri said

    I am inspired to make a quilt from Kona solids. Thank you for the interview.

  149. Cherie said

    Your questions may have been wordy but they were thoughtful and received great answers from Cherri. This tour is helping me to see what a truly great book City Quilts is and I’m betting it will be one of those that is sought after long after the publication date.

  150. Lovely to read these thoughts about colour – and not to be told something is “wrong”. Great interview,super giveaway, thanks.

  151. duff said

    Really, now, how can you not love a quilting maven who says “which I suck at” in the middle of an interview–how down to earth can a girl get? It’s always nice when a person admits her strengths and weaknesses. great interview!

  152. DianeY said

    Great interview. The part about adding the little surprise definitely has me thinking!

  153. Mary said

    What an awesome book! Great interview. And awesome prizes! Thanks for the opportunities.

  154. Meryl said

    I love the color! and the graphic quality. thanks.

  155. Fran said

    Thanks for a wonderful interview. Your questions
    were very insightful….especially liked the ones
    about solid fabrics & color choices.

  156. What a wonderful interview. i too loved the comment about adding the little surprise.

  157. Cathy said

    What an interesting conversation. I am slowly understanding how to get the look. I love it.

  158. Susan said

    I am really fascinated by the solid fabric quilts and look forward to making one of my own. Thank you for the interview.

  159. Amy said

    Count me in! I have a graduation quilt to make, and this niece would love any of the City Quilts!

  160. stacy said

    This is a fantastic giveaway, thanks for a chance to win!

  161. CJ said

    Such great quilts and I love seeing quilts done with all solids. So striking!

  162. Karalynn said

    Enjoyed reading the interview on “City Quilts” and the pic of the solids. Thanks for taking the time to post for us who love to read and see!

  163. ~Michelle~ said

    Great interview, this book is definitely on my wish list!

  164. Katie B said

    Thanks for the giveaway and interview! I’d love to get my hands on this book.

  165. amanda said

    I really would love a copy of this book!!! It looks like such a great resource!

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  166. TheaM said

    “Tonal fabrics and busy prints can hide lots of sins; so to speak, and with solids you have nothing to hide behind. ”
    this line from the interview says a LOT – working with solids does not allow for hiding any mis-matched seams – but oh, the results are stunning and SO worth the effort!
    Thank you for a wonderful post!

  167. Laura said

    Love these quilts! Thanks!

  168. Carrie said

    Okay, my dream giveaway! I am after this book!!!

  169. Wendy said

    Love the City Quilts!

  170. Michelle S. said

    Love the book! Would love to win it!

  171. Lindsay said

    So far I am really enjoying this blog tour.

  172. floribunda said

    Thanks for the great questions (and answers!) Hope I win…

  173. Brenda Wiseman said

    Love the return to solids as the true test of a quilter’s abilities. How many of you have heard “use a busy a floral on the back so your quilting stitches don’t show.”

    Wonderful book and wonderful comments about it.


  174. Willa said

    Have not done much with solids but am ready to give it a go!

  175. Angelina S. said

    Thanks for the interview & thanks for the chance to win!



  176. Anita said

    What a great give away – thank you to all of the sponsors!

  177. Jeannette said

    Nice interview, love the book! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  178. I have recently started collecting solids in order to try my hand at a modern version of amish-inspired quilts. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all this beautiful mauve-purple-blue goodness should make its way into my stash? πŸ˜‰

  179. I’m so excited to see this book myself, it sure sounds like it’s going to be awesome. And what an awesome giveaway to go with it! πŸ™‚

  180. Natalie M said

    I have fallen in love with using solids in my quilting my new fav color is Kona charcoal, it just seems to make the world pop, it’s not black or white it just seams to work with the work I have been doing.

    I can not wait to get a hold of her book. I love this experience learning how other quilters think about the process of quilting.

  181. Carol said

    Can’t wait to get the book. I love the use of so many solids and graphic looks.

  182. delia said

    Another great interview! I would love to have this book to inspire my projects!

  183. jodi said

    I was able to look at the book at one of my favorite fab stores in RI, but just can’t afford to buy it at this time. Fingers crossed! Of course, fabric would be wonderful to win, also!

  184. Alisa said

    I’m very tempted to buy this book! I love her style.

  185. Kathryn said

    The book looks amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  186. Shirley in Canada said

    Amazing how she can “see” her mistakes when her contacts are out! I would be walking into walls I’m sure LOL And using the same color scheme….yup, that’s me. Now I know it is a challenge I must issue myself to get out of it …thanks for a great interview

  187. Nancy B from Many LA said

    Thank you for the fantastic giveaway!

  188. Rossie said

    I’d love to win! Pick me!

  189. emma said

    Cheri is just a constant source of inspiration!

  190. Jan said

    Count me in, I’d love any or all of these.

  191. NorahS said

    Great interview. I love her quilts!

  192. Heather said

    I already have a copy of Cherri’s book and it so awesome. It’s great to learn more about how it came to be. Congrats, Cherri!

  193. This is an awesome giveaway! Thanks for doing it also I can’t wait to read the new book!

  194. felicity said

    I’m loving this series of interviews – thanks! And I’m excited about the giveaway.

  195. Julie in WA said

    Great questions; thought-provoking answers.

  196. Kathy said

    Great questions! And another shot at the giveaway!!

  197. Amy said

    Great post! Love the book!

  198. Jennifer said

    Thanks for a great interview! I love the new word – gotta start working over-quirkified into my vocabulary πŸ™‚

  199. Anna McD said

    love this giveaway

  200. Joy said

    Thanks for the interesting interview!

  201. Jette said

    Thank you for this days interview.
    Cherri has an eminent chapter in City Quilts about color choice

  202. Barbara Robson said

    I am looking forward to the book. Thaks for the tour!

  203. Pia said

    I would love to win!!! Thanks!!

  204. merrific said

    Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for the interview. I can’t wait to start really playing with solids!

  205. Lynnae said

    Thank you for some good questions and excellent answers. I’m finding I am moving towards using more solids, appreciate the information that has been shared.

  206. I hope I win! The book looks great and I love Kona solids!

  207. Victoria said

    I often choose multiple prints for quilting but Cherri’s perspective and her stunning quilts have me reevaluating the use of solids as a design element.

  208. Shari W. said

    What an interesting interview. I rarely work with solid fabrics but always bright, knock your socks off brights and I think this boook would streach me a bit in a few good ways.

  209. Tong said

    Thank you for the great interview! I love Cherri’s quilts, they always give solid fabrics great new life!

  210. Anna said

    I am having a great time following this tour!

  211. Jackie H said

    What a fun and insightful interview! I love color, though don’t always know hot to pair them – people who are fearless with color inspire me! πŸ™‚

  212. Meghan said

    I am a newbie in this wonderful world of quilting. I just found out about this book, and I love the modern style. I am so excited to learn how to make them!

  213. Lori S. said

    I love these quilts, and I also love the use of solid colors in them. There is so much dislike and fear of solid colors by most quilters, and this just inspires me to use them more than I have. Fantastic!

  214. Marcia W. said

    Wonderful book…I so want to win a copy. After reading the interview I felt encouraged about my quilting. Please enter me into this great blog tour giveaway. Thanks for being a hostess. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  215. Anne D said

    Thanks for a great giveaway. I love Cherri’s patterns and the book looks great.

  216. I love the help this book gives in terms of color use–it gives you confidence even as it takes you out of your comfort zone.

  217. Michelle Balletti said

    The book looks absolutely amazing!! The quilt on the front really draws you in!! Great cover pic!! Also the RK fqs….ooohhh

  218. Julie Swenson said

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I love all the bold colors.

  219. Anne said

    What an amazing book and thank you for sharing a great blog post. Look forward to reading more on the Blog Tour.

  220. Heather F said

    love the quilts and the kona fabric!

  221. Pattie Crum said

    Great tip about looking at the design wall without eyewear. Awesome give away.

  222. nikki said

    this book is definitely on my must-have list. The designs are lovely.

  223. Sara said

    the more I read about this book the more i want it….

  224. WendyLou said

    Oh! That book looks fan.tas.tic!!! Thanks for the info πŸ™‚

  225. Carla said

    Love the post and very informative. The book is on my wish list for my Bday and I’m hoping to get it really soon. Thank you!

  226. Sylvia said

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! These quilts are so beautiful, and it would be fun to try out working with solids, since I rarely do!

  227. Freda said

    These quilts are so fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win.

  228. Mary said

    Oh goodness…the quilts to be made with those colors!!

  229. Jeanne said

    Love those colors!

  230. Jorie said

    “Over-quirkified”…. I love that new word πŸ™‚

  231. Lisa said

    Mmmm!! Color! Love love love that book, the quilts, and the gorgeous solid colors!

  232. Leslie Schmidt said

    These are fantastic quilts! They just pull you in. I would sure like to make one or twelve, but it is a bit daunting because, as Cherri said, there’s no where to hide. All mistakes will be obvious. But Cherri gave some good advice and gave me a little boost. Thanks, Cherri.

  233. I think there needs to be an Amish Quilt exhibition in Australia! I’d love to see in person all those beautiful quilts that so inspire people.

    In the meantime, I’ll have to get my hands on Cherri’s book to see where the inspiration leads…

  234. Marjorie said

    Love the book, love the colors. Need to order the book—let’s see if i win one.

  235. Cindy said

    I’ve been pining for that book for a few weeks now. Would love to win!!

  236. Amy C said

    I think selecting colors is the hardest part. I probably just need to get brave too.

  237. Linda L said

    I’ve “lurked” on your blog (and subscribed to it for several years but this this is the first time I’be been drawn out in the open. I too love Cherri’s quilts and I’m going to get the book and make one (or two or three?) one way or another.

  238. Lisa said

    I would love to see this book in person, even better if I win one on the blog tour!!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  239. Nicole said

    I am so excited to follow her tour!

  240. Melissa C said

    Love the red quilt shown. This is so making me want to try a solid fabric quilt. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  241. Kristy said

    Inspirational…..enough said!

  242. Jenny McH said

    The photos from the book look so inspiring ~ love the solid colours.

  243. Karen W. said

    This Blog Tour is awesome. I love the book and the interview. Solids intrigue me!

  244. eadaoine said

    Another big fan of Cherry House quilts.

  245. Jill B said

    I would love a copy of this book!

  246. Sandy Allen said

    I so want to win this book! I haven’t made any contemporary quilts yet and this looks just like the book I need! Thanks for the chance to win!

  247. amandajean said

    I LOVE Cherri’s quilts and her use of solids! great interview!

  248. Melissa R said

    I’m loving all the solids that are available now! I think solids are safer, actually, because I can easily mess up a quilt by adding too many prints. With solids, though, you just have to get the colors right.

  249. I haven’t been very successful finding solids I like~ the ‘good’ colors are always gone. LOL I enjoyed reading the interview and think I’ll try removing my glasses next time I look at my design wall. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the chance!

  250. Nancy Sue said

    Great questions you asked! I am new to your blog, but will be back to take it all in, especially reading through your butterfly quilt tutorial πŸ™‚

  251. I love the interviews as I now have gone back to the book and look at it with new ideas. I am planning on making City Aviation for a present and it shows I “only” need 8 fabrics – but, of course, that means I still need to fabric shop.

    Nana B

  252. Colleen said

    Thanks for such a great interview – the book looks great
    Thank you. again.

  253. PaulaK said

    I am really enjoying the interviews – it will be interesting to see who asks the questions I am thinking of! I am tempted to buy every Kona solid – maybe I’ll wait to see if I win first!

  254. I’m really enjoying following this Blog Tour. It’s always so much fun for me to get better insight into a favorite designer’s head.

  255. Ann Smith said

    I’m inspired by architectural elements. Started thinking about making a “nighttime in the city” quilt with shades of purples and blues when I saw that stack of fat quarter solids.

  256. elle said

    It is true. Solids are not as forgiving but they are quite worth the effort when pushing ones comfort zone. Great post.

  257. Trish said

    Fantastic give-away! I would love to win! Trish

  258. Trish said

    Fantastic give-away ! I would love to win ! Trish

  259. SheilaC said

    I would love to win this book!!! And Kona?? YUM!!

    Thank you for the wonderful give away!!


  260. Anne Marie said

    Very informative, enjoyable interview. Would love to win the prizes.

  261. samantha said

    Thanks for the chance!
    I just started a quilt for my toddler and now older sister would like one. This could be the makings for a young lady quilt.

  262. Winona said

    I’m enjoying the blog tour. It is a neat idea. Please enter my in the giveaway. Winona

  263. Leona said

    Love the blog tour and finding new blogs to read. I want all of the prizes!! πŸ™‚

  264. Gayle Grier said

    Great interview! Can’t wait to get the book and the Kona solids! Thanks for the giveaway! You really sweetened the pot with the Pink Chalk gift certificates! Best wishes.

  265. Nancy said

    What a great blog. I scrolled through some of your earlier blogs. Love all the pictures and quilts. I will keep you on as one of my favorites!

  266. julie said

    I enjoyed the “conversation” with Cherri. What a generous give away!

  267. Michelle Smith said

    How cool! Not your grandmother’s quilts! Something for everyone!

  268. Angie H. said

    Super book. I ahve seen it and I love the patterns.

  269. Meghan said

    What great advice to take off your glasses to find mistakes! I never would have thought of that!

  270. Tracie Hoffman said

    Love the colors and styles of the quilts. Sounds like a great book and if I don’t win a copy it will certainly go on my list.

  271. anna said

    What an excellent interview with Cherri. Her process is quite fascinating- I have not worked with solids but I I do love color. I have developed an interest in some other quilters work ( the Gee Bend quilts and Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran who love color and liberated forms of quilting)
    It is very inspiring to see all the different techniques that other quilters use.
    Thanks for the chance to win her very interesting book and the solids look yummy too.
    Someone is going to be very happy when you draw their name.

    Loved your butterfly quilt and the tutorial too.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and pattern.

  272. bethism said

    I really need to check out this Can’t Go Wrong Color series you’ve mentioned! P.S. I’m really enjoying these interviews. What a great idea.

  273. I enjoyed the discussion of colour choice, not that I worry too much about picking out colours πŸ™‚ Thanks for this stop on the blog tour!

  274. Kathy said

    Great fabric~

  275. LOVED your questions!

  276. corina said

    I’m really enjoying the interviews. Can’t wait to get a copy of the book. I’ve never tried making a quilt with solid colors but I’m sure I will soon!

  277. Wonderful interview, Amy! I’m very impressed by your great questions!

  278. Thanks for the interview…that was a wonderful addition! Also, for the chance to win a fabulous prize package!

  279. Superb book – great prizes!
    Thank you.

  280. MoeWest said

    I’m a city girl and I would love to win this book.

  281. Abby said

    Thanks for more about the book- hope I win one!

  282. I am lucky enough to have the book already, and I’d love to have some solids to work with. I enjoy reading these interviews and learning more about the processes she goes through.

  283. Corinnea said

    The questions may have been wordy but they were good ones! Thanks for more insight into how such a fantastic quilter thinks!

  284. Mama Mel said

    I love Cherri’s quilts, I love that fabric, and I love shopping at Pink Chalk Fabrics! Thanks for the opportunity to win! πŸ™‚

  285. Susan said

    I love love love this book. And all those solid fabrics. So beautiful.
    Please include me in your giveaway.

  286. Kylie said

    I think I need that book! Simple yet very effective designs. I would love to see the rest of it!

  287. simone said

    I am so happy to have met Cherri and meet some of her lovely friends on this tour. To me it is a bit like the Tour de France. A new trip every day and see what it will bring us.
    Great questions and wonderful answers.

  288. Lil said

    great interview Amy and now I need that book (or the fats, ;o)))

  289. apeppermintpenguin said

    Cool questions!

    What a generous giveaway. I’m at the tail end here, hope maybe that’s luckier than being first!?


  290. Johanna said

    Oh, I love the book! I am taking part in a virtual quilting bee and I have no idea what to do! So a little inspiration would come in handy πŸ™‚

  291. Nova said

    Loving this blog tour of Cherri’s and the adventure of discovering new blogs πŸ™‚ Great interview.

  292. Wendy said

    What a sweet opportunity. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. Lovely fabrics and the book looks so inspiring. Please include me in your drawing.

  293. Lisa said

    Love the look of this book, can’t wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for the giveaway – what gorgeous prizes!

  294. Corey said

    I would love a chance to win! Thanks so much!!

  295. Bec Clarke said

    I love her work with solids. I am too scared to do that. I may have to try though, the quilts are amazing.

  296. Lisa Garrett said

    I have never made a contemporary quilt but would love to give it a try! Thank you for hosting this giveaway@

  297. Mary P said

    What insightful questions. Great interview.
    mpustejovsky at gmail dot com

  298. Doreen said

    Thanks so much for the interview. And what a fabulous give a way.

  299. Sharon F said

    The projects in the book look wonderful; contemporary design goes on my project list!

  300. Great interview! Thanks for the chance to win!

  301. cloud mom said

    What fun to visit the different blogs. It is so inspiring…love the Spa Quad pattern!

  302. Carolyn P. from Canada said

    Thank you for the great interview, and thank you for introducing me to all these great blogs, too.

  303. Lynn said

    I love Kona solids. Having a variety of one colorway would be great!

  304. Glenell said

    The book looks wonderful; the fabrics would really get something started! Thanks for the interview and the chance to enter!

  305. Donna B. said

    I personally am in love with the greys and blacks of Cheri’s quilts. The design choices are incredible. Thanks for your interview.

  306. “Overquirkified” a great new word! The subtle and bright colors are so wonderful… Thanks for sharing your thought so openly.

  307. Kate said

    Ooh! Pick me! Pick me!
    That book (and that fabric) looks fantastic!

  308. Sarah Mathias said

    I love Cherri’s quilts and I can’t wait to read the book! Thanks for the interview!

  309. Great interview!

  310. Patty1 said

    Traditional, Modern or COntemporary, these quilts just look so fresh and intriguing. I bet they will be just as appealing in 10, 20, (and beyond) years. Just really classy.

  311. I absolutely LOVE Cherri’s quilts. The first time I saw Amish quilts was when I was quite young…my mum and her friend went on a road trip to Lancaster County when I was 8 and came back with books and fabric and mini quilts. It was love at first sight. I’m thrilled that there are other quilters out there who are inspired by the bold colours and geometric designs.

  312. cecilia said

    I love CherrilΒ΄s work and book.

  313. Meg said

    Thank you for the great interview–love Cherri and her quilts!!

  314. Really enjoyed the interview.

  315. Cara said

    Thanks for the interview! I loved hearing more about Cheri! Thanks for the giveaway too!

  316. Enter me, please, in this wonderful giveaway.

  317. Linda Playter said

    Hi – Love these quilts and would like to win a copy of the book! Linda

  318. Erin M. said

    Do wordy questions and wordy answers need wordy comments? I’m not much on leaving wordy comments, but thanks for the interview and the opportunity to win such a nice set of solid fabrics. I do think I’d enjoy reading this book and can completely agree with your ideas of inspiration in the Amish quilts and simple patterns.

  319. Beverly Atkins said

    I’m loving this blog tour. Thanks for a chance to win!

  320. Judy Singleton said

    Oh, I hope I win, I hope I win! I am not sure I can wait to get the book, but if I win it, I will give it to my quilt guild for their library.

  321. patty said

    Love the quilts! Thanks for the giveaway.

  322. Wanda said

    that was a great interview. It’s fun to hear some background info. I’ll have to check out that book.

  323. carol denning said

    Lots of very good information; thanks for the interview. Please enter me in the giveaway!!

  324. Abby said

    Loved the interview! One of my friends is working on City Park for her first ever quilt πŸ™‚

  325. Christine said

    Great interview. Nice book! I hope I win πŸ™‚

  326. Pam said

    Great interview …thanks for the chance to win!

  327. isa said

    Love that interview, I love colorplay, and it’s really something I would love to get better at!!
    Thank you so much for a chance to win all these great prizes!!

  328. Betsy Lynn said

    I need that book…and the fabric!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  329. Janet said

    This has got to be the nicest giveaway! Love the City Quilts book!

  330. Gretchen said

    Wonderful questions! I am looking forward to hearing more about her color series. I am really hoping I win a copy of the book!

  331. Patty said

    I love color and agree with you Cherri you have to spot onwhen working in only solids.

  332. Sherry said

    Loved your interview!

  333. Martha said

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

  334. wbotw39 said

    What a great interview – Thanks for the chance to win!

  335. Karen McMahon said

    You asked some great questions! I loved reading the interview!

  336. Love the colors of the quilts!

  337. Linda said

    Great questions that you asked! Thanks for your contributions to the blog tour. Thanks for a chance to win too!

  338. VickiT said

    What a wonderful giveaway. Those fabrics are so pretty. I really love the City Quilts book.

  339. jbnelly said

    the quilts are simple without bring simplistic…… just right!

  340. Michelle said

    Count me in! I would love to feel that fabric running through my fingers.

  341. Mary Ellen said

    Can’t we all see those lovely colors in our sewing room? Love the idea of a blog tour. I would never know all these wonderful quilters and their talent.

  342. Diane said

    Oh, the photos and fabric are beautiful. Just the right thing to inspire me to
    start making quilts with fresh bold fabric!

  343. DebbieKL said

    Great giveaway! I love the simple and modern quilts. Thanks!

  344. Sarah Huechteman said

    This is so much fun! Thanks for the great interview!

  345. Angie said

    What a great interview. I must try to work with solids more!

  346. michele breault said

    it is a great book

  347. carmel said

    i love her work!!
    i would so want to win that book!
    i cant wait to use solids my self

  348. jackie said

    kauffmann?love the fabrics

  349. Dee J said

    Color is always a bit of a stickler – the more information and visual we soak in, but better – thank you for that.

  350. Regina said

    These are such great quilts!

  351. sue said

    I love this quilt hop idea! Such a great way to get to know other quilters. Thanks!

  352. tayamg said

    Great questions! I really enjoyed reading this interview with Cherri. Thank’s for the stop on the tour!

  353. Marjan said

    What a beautifull collection off fabrics I love the colors.

  354. teresamnj said

    This was a very interesting interview. I’ve just started quilting over the past two years, and got off to a slow start, but am now picking up steam. I love reading about what motivates quilters to design the quilts that they do.

  355. Sherry said

    Great interview, loved it.

  356. becky said

    that was a little delight to read! i can’t wait to bounce around to the rest of the stops. i’m new to your blog & definitely enticed to keep reading! thanks!

  357. Jen said

    I’d love a chance to win one of the great prizes. Thanks for the opportunity.

  358. daisy said

    what a fantastic giveaway!!! and could this tour be any more fun?

  359. Karey said

    can’t wait to see this book!

  360. Sondra Sonka said

    I’m having so much fun on this tour! thanks!

  361. isa13 said

    Hello from France !I would like to discover this book, never seen in my country

  362. Sandi said

    Wonderful quilts, great blog hop! I’d love a chance to win the book and that fabric is just “plum” delicious! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much!

  363. Gena said

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to have this book!

  364. Elena said

    Ooh, fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

  365. Joanna said

    The book looks great.

  366. Annabel said

    Thanks for this thoughtful interview! bellgirlsblog {at] gmail [dot] com

  367. Shelley C said

    Great questions! Thanks for bringing out this hidden part of her.

  368. Alissa D said

    I just made my first purchase from Pink Chalk Fabrics – what a great store. I bought a Kona Color Card for use when I make some of the patterns from this book! Thanks for the great interview.

  369. Great interview and I love the photos from the book. Cerri seems like a lot of fun
    Thank you you made me smile today

  370. Deb said

    This blog tour is so interesting, and I’ve found some new blogs! Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful prizes!

  371. Meaghan said

    I am obsessed with kona solids! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  372. Thanks for the chance at the book, and who doesn’t love kona cotton.

  373. D'Anne said

    Oh a giveaway, YEAH!!

  374. Kaylee H said

    Great giveaway! Crossing my fingers! πŸ™‚

  375. Stephanie *SP Diva* said

    Love this book! Great questions and interview! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

  376. I am adoring this book tour! Some of my favourite quilting bloggers are hosting as well… (ps – that means you….) πŸ™‚

  377. Linda said

    Terrific post. Thanks for being part of the tour.

  378. karen said

    What a great book! As an urban planner I love the city inspiitation

  379. Jacqui said

    I’m so blown away that a pile of tyres could be inspiration for a quilt – genius! Love the book and the fabrics and yay gift certificates! Thanks for the chance at winning.

  380. marg said

    love this book and the giveaway is lovely

  381. Jean said

    I love to create quilts that are contemporary and unique. This book has so many inspirations, from the pillows to the full size quilts. The use of so many of the colors I have in my stash, has me itching to create a new one. Love the book and the fabrics!

  382. Donna said

    Great ideas about color!

  383. Jessica said

    I can’t wait to get my hands on the book! I’m loving the blog tour. Thanks for the interview!

  384. Jennifer said

    Thanks to Cherri for the wonderful ideas on color … makes me want to go dive into my stash LOL!

  385. ohthatpaula said

    I used to collect solids until several someones said that solids require lots of quilting… you have to feature quilting on solids. Since I am relatively new to quilting my tops… that was a frightening concept. But I still have my solids… so, now that I am inspired… I may have to get busy with them!

  386. Jenny said

    Love these quilts and this book tour. Wish I had more solid fabrics in my stash!

  387. Joyzelle said

    Loved the questions. Thanks for asking them for me.

  388. Pookie said

    I love these quilts so much! I think the “City Lot” quilt is the most striking quilt I’ve seen in a long time. Also, I’m really looking forward to any advice Cherri can give us clueless color people!

  389. Judy said

    These are awesome. Also loved you other postings

  390. Allison Forsyth said

    I’m so excited about this book…thanks for the chance to win!

  391. pannay said

    the book looks amazing!

  392. Sharon S said

    Love your questions. Learning so much this hop!

  393. monique said

    great questions! great interview! I learned so much. I’m going to try and take my glasses off sometime during the making of my next quilt.

  394. Kathie L said

    The interview was a great way to get to know this designer better. Thanks for participating in this blog hop. Kathie L in Allentown

  395. Wow, great interview questions and very insightful answers. Thanks, Lynda in Denver

  396. Mego said

    THANK YOU for getting the word out. This is one fabulous book. I don’t believe there is a quilt I WOULDN’T make.

  397. mathea said

    The books is great! I have so many ideas about things to make, I just need to buy some solids!

  398. nikki said

    I love the complicated simplicity of these patterns. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book.

  399. banba1 said

    woo hoo — thanks for the opportunity and the thoughtful interview!

  400. Carly said

    Yes please!

  401. bonnie said

    love the book, and the fabric

  402. jill redding said

    Thanks for a chance to win onw of these wonderful prizes!

  403. mjb said

    Just getting caught up on blog posts for the week – great interview!

  404. Heidi said

    I’d love to read that book. I think that it would really open up new ideas for quilting for me.

  405. Lisa said

    I am drawn to the clean graphic look of these quilts. Love the book!

  406. Kathryn said

    great questions – it’s awesome to hear some more of the background behind the creations. Can’t wait to get my hands on one of Cherri’s books and try some out for myself.

  407. Pat Glass said

    Love the butterfly quilt..

  408. Kate said

    I love prints but i am so draqn to solids. This just inspires me. Thanks for the tour!

  409. Donna C said

    Love the book and the new blogs I have been exposed to. Thanks for the chance!

  410. Victoria Lester said

    I love all your quilt work and would love to win.

  411. Donna said

    Working with solids has always intimidated me (I need to hide my errors in the busyness of prints I guess). But I would love to see if this book could help me get beyond that and try something new! Thanks for the great interview!

  412. Susan Brooks said

    Love being on this “tour”. Finding wonderful bloggers is a treat and winning the prize would make it memorable.

  413. Hannah said

    Would love to take a lok at this book and try my hand at some solids! I usually always use prints.

  414. I would love to win the book and the beautiful fabric!

  415. Wow! What a great giveaway. I would love to have those solids. I enjoyed the interview. What a great idea for a blog post.

  416. Loving this blog tour. Adding some new and wonderful blogs to my list!! I too cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of “City Quilts” – they are absolutely stunning! Really must find myself a sample chart of Kona Solids – i’m getting a little jealous reading about them here and there πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  417. I can not wait to see a copy of this book!!! Pick me! πŸ™‚

  418. Thank you for a lovely giveaway!
    I had not come across this lovely book until I saw this ‘book and blog tour’, and now I simply just got to have it!! *knok on wood*

  419. Kristina said

    Wow! Thanks for the giveaway and the extras!!

  420. Kathy C said

    The ladies in my guild will love this book. It would be wonderful to win it!

  421. addictedtoquilting said

    Would love to win a copy of the book. If I don’t, it will go on my shopping list! The fat quarter bundle would make a great addition to my stash!

  422. Sandi said

    Wonderful interview – and I love this book!

  423. Kim said

    I’m intrigued by the Amish-meets-modern-with-a-twist concept. Gorgeousness results!

  424. I have always loved the solid fabrics of the amish and gee’s bend quilts. that is probably why I am so in love with these city quilts. thanks for the inerview and the chance to win.

  425. Annmarie said

    I’ve never been a fan of solid fabric for quilts BUT Cherri House has changed my mind. What awesome designs. And the RK solids would be perfect for a first attempt! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  426. Sandy K said

    I would love, love to win those yummy solids and the book also…great ideas!

  427. Karen said

    So beautiful! I can’t wait to see the book.

  428. Heather K said

    Which to make first? (‘Cause I need them all!) Thanks for the chance to win!

  429. Wendy said

    Wow! I love Cherri’s work!
    Thank you so much for this chance to win!
    Great stuff!

  430. WandaFish said

    Thanks for the fab giveaway and the chance to win such great prizes.

  431. Viv said

    Fabulous interview, I thought the questions were well thought out and informative. I use quite a few solids, mainly for sashing, but I’d like to branch out into using just solids.

  432. Kim said

    Great quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

  433. Penne said

    Great interview………love the quilts in the book. They are so modern and fresh looking.

  434. Lynn Damewood said

    These are such great interviews, and great giveaway. I do hope I win somewhere.

  435. Pauline said

    I love the point you made about solids, Cherri. The work has to stand on its own.

  436. Denise said

    Great article on color and use of fabrics.
    Also a great give away.

  437. Sue Bone said

    Fabulous book and fabulous blog. I love blog hops as you find such great inspiration.

  438. I love hearing all the background information about such fun quilts and their creators.Thanks for sharing that!

  439. What a neat experience, to hear all about the background of the thoughts and ideas to go into the quilts. Thanks for sharing!

  440. jessica said

    amazing artist! i love learning about different peoples creative process!

  441. Caro said

    Would love a chance at winning your giveaway. I love the looks of Cherri’s quilts and am crazy about solids.

  442. Denise :) said

    These quilts are awesome; and Cherri’s a great interview! πŸ™‚

  443. Linda said

    Great interview-thanks for being part of the Tour!
    Love Cherri’s work!

  444. Robin said

    Great interview! And I learned something too! I can use my horrible vision to my advantage in looking at value– I had never thought of that before. I’ll definitely be trying it out!

  445. Renae said

    Nice! Love the patterns, source of inspiration and colors…total home run!

  446. Xandi Hamilton said

    Thanks for doing this!

  447. Patty said

    thanks for the great giveaway

  448. Mary R said

    great questions, thanks for the tour

  449. Sarah Curry said

    This is such a great book, it’s so inspiring. Thank you for the chance to win!!

  450. Thanks for the chance to win!

  451. Amy said

    It looks like a fabulous book. I completely agree that it is easier to work with many, many shades of a color than a small selection.

  452. Angie said

    I can’t wait to add this book to my library! It is super inspiring!

  453. Kelly said

    Love the book and fabric. Thanks for the drawing.

  454. Michelle said

    What an awesome book and so cool of Cherri to do a blog hop!

  455. Kris S said

    I loved hearing about the Amish influence and Cherri’s thoughts on color.

  456. Jan said

    That book looks like a more-than-worthy addition to anyone’s quilting library. Would love to win one! And that stack of Kona cottons…*sigh*!

  457. gladys said

    Thanks for a great post. I have absolutely NO solids in my stash. Thanks for a chance to win.

  458. Katherine said

    Love the quilts! Thanks for the chance to win!

  459. Jen said

    I think I need this book! Thanks for the chance!

  460. Grace said

    I would love to have this book and these fabrics. Thank you for a chance to win them.

  461. Carmen said

    Thanks so much for the chance to win! City Quilts looks like a fantastic book to get my hands on!:)

  462. JudyG said

    I’m loving this tour and seeing the new (to me) websites. Thanks

  463. Jaimie said

    I sooo want one of these books! :-)))) I think its great and i just finished my first quilt, and i cant wait to make more!

  464. Carol said

    Very informative post. Enjoyed the questions and answers. Looking forward to checking out the book

  465. Bethany said

    Thanks for the interesting and informative interview and chance to win.

  466. Dayna Williamson said

    would love to add this book to my wish list!

  467. Martina said

    Very interesting! Thanks so much and great give away!

  468. Mary F said

    Great post-great book-beautiful fabrics! Thanks~

  469. Leslie said

    What an inspiration Cheri is! I would love to win any of the prizes being offered!

  470. Claudia said

    what a great prize, would love to have the book or the fabric.

  471. Lana said

    These quilts are art. I love the fabrics and the book! Those would be great to start a project of my own…

  472. Hilary McDaniel said

    Great giveaway. I’d so love to win. thanks, hilary

  473. Sharon said

    These quilts are beautiful – and I love that they are all done out of solids. I would love to win. Thanks!

  474. Carol in E TN said

    I want to make one of Cherri’s quilts! Thanks for the great interview.

  475. Sandy said

    Great interview! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

  476. Sarah G. said

    I LOVE that fabric! Please enter me! Thanks. πŸ™‚

  477. Kim said

    I love her use of colour and Kona solids! I too had to buy a Kona solids chart!

  478. Sharon said

    LOVE your work! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  479. Renee G said

    This book looks fantastic and I love all of the interviews on the blog tour.

  480. Soo said

    I need to top up my stash of solids….these quilts are beautiful!

  481. angela d. said

    thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

  482. Lynn said

    LOVE the book…have been drooling over it since I bought it. Can’t wait to start a project, so adding to my kona cotton stash is a must!

  483. Kay said

    Never thought of taking out my contacts to see my quilts in a new way. I’ll try it. Thanks!

  484. baukje said

    Very interesting. Love to be in the giveaway. Saw your blog in the bloglist on Sue Spargo’s blog.

  485. Iva said

    Fantastic interview. I’ve been wanting to work more with solids lately…thank you for the inspiration.

  486. Linda Ball said

    Would love the book and the fabric.

  487. Ann said

    I’ve been eyeing this book for some time. I’ve been on a tiny quilting “break” after surgery… would love to have another great quilt book to read during my recoup. Love the “My Blue Heaven” FQ stack too! Thanks for the opportunity.

  488. Laura M said

    Thanks for the change to win such a great prize! (Thanks for the great interview too!)

  489. Jeanne said


  490. Becky Hall said

    The more I read about this book, the more I hope I win! Thanks for participating in the tour – I’ll be back to view your blog again.

  491. Julia said

    I’m looking forward to acquiring this book, somehow and some way. The quilts are striking and simple and the fabric give away is awesome. Thank you for your part in the blog tour.

  492. pixie13 said

    Great book & beautiful fabric. Thanks for the interview & the giveaway.

  493. Count me in, please! This book looks so interesting, I definitely will need my own copy.

  494. Sheena said

    A great post. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the great giveaways!

  495. Shelly said

    These quilts are wonderful. Would love to win the book!

  496. Gene Black said

    I am loving the City Quilts and the tour. I would love to have the book and I need the solids if I am to make one in the style shown. (I have very few solids in my stash –but now I love the look!) I keep hearing great things about the Kona solids

  497. Susannah said

    Fascinating interview. Love to hear about the designer behind the book. Thank you too for the giveaway!

  498. kathleen c in ct said

    This blog tour is a wonderful idea; I’ve just started today!
    It’s great to hear Cherri tell us the “behind the quilt” story. Winning the giveaway would be the icing on the cake. Thanks.

  499. NT said

    Please include me in the drawing for the goodies!

  500. cynthia m said

    wow…lots of comments, but I will add how beautiful the quilts are and how imaginative to use the solids.

  501. Kimberly said

    What wonderful prizes!

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