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The City Quilts Blog Tour: Welcome Aboard!

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I had the fabulous pleasure of meeting Cherri House at Market this spring. I got my hands on her new book, City Quilts, and fell in love. Absolutely beautiful!


I’m always intrigued as to how others go about the design process so it was quite fun to pick Cherri‘s head!

Do you design a quilt and then pick colors, or do you pick a palette and then design the quilt?
It can work in a multitude of ways – here a few:
1. pick the colors (solids), then design the quilt
2. design the quilt, find the best colors (solids)
3. pick the fabric (prints), design the quilt
4. If I’m working with a magazine, or manufacturer, it is a completely different process.  They assign the fabric, and give general guidelines as to size, level of difficulty, and even # of fabrics to be used.  They have very specific constraints for the needs of the quilt/pattern.  While this can be a real challenge, it is also the best type of exercise for me as a designer.

Do you try to limit your palette or just use as many colors as you feel like using?
Again, it just depends on the quilt.  Most of the quilts in City Quilts are kind of a ‘everybody in pool’ as long as the colors fall within the palette that I am using.  The only truly constrained quilt would be City Harbor – but that was for a very specific effect, with a very controlled palette.

city harbor

Do you sketch on paper or computer?
Most of the time it begins by scribbling on whatever I can find – depending on where I am when the inspiration hits.  Dinner napkins, programs at church – anything will do.  I officially have a Moleskine graph paper notebook that I carry all the time, but anything is fair game.  Next, I’ll put into EQ6 and work out all details.

Does your personal taste in quilts match your professional taste in quilts?
That’s a very interesting question!  Personally I make lots of scrap quilts, that are string pieced.  I also have lots of ”soft” colored quilts, made with my favorite Moda 3 Sisters fabrics.  Professionally, my quilts are generally very graphic, and very contemporary, made with all solid fabrics.  I love them all, and they all speak to who I am as a person, and as a designer.


How to select color for a quilt?
Many quilters have a great deal of anxiety over selecting color for a quilt, what seems to trip people is have too many choices.  You walk into a quilt store, and are overwhelmed by all of the options.  My best tip would be to have an idea of the quilt you want to create before you ever begin shopping.  Make some decisions, an internal flow chart of sorts. Will you be working with solids or prints, will the quilt piecing be complex or simple, will the fabric be busy or calm.  Determine where you want the quilt to go, before you start going.  Don’t just say ‘I want to make a quilt’, say ‘I want to make a blue/green quilt using solids, and near solids, that will work in a my blue living room, for use on the brown chair.  By giving yourself a framework to stay within, so many issues are eliminated before they arise.

How do you match prints to solids for combining in a quilt?
If I were combining a print and a solid, I would choose a solid that was either slightly lighter, or slighter darker than the main color I was trying to match.  Match it exactly and it will all fall flat.  Colors darker or lighter in value will create a visual interest, and add depth to a quilt.

What’s next for you?
Lots more quilt patterns in the upcoming months, thoughts on a new book, I would love to license my patterns for use in rugs, and bedding…does anyone know anyone at Crate & Barrel???  Thoughts on fabric design – I think Lizzy may start giving me drawing lessons!  Sharing my love of solid fabrics…do you know, lots of quilters have said they have been discouraged from using solids by quilt shop employees…what is that about?!?

Thanks Cherri for your wonderful insights!

Super Fab Giveaways!

Here’s what you could win!fq28121-small

— City Quilts from C&T Publishing
— Fat quarter bundle of Kona Cotton Solids from Robert Kaufman Fabrics

And… Cherri picked her favorite Carolina Patchworks patterns that will go to four additional winners (one pattern each):

To enter: Comment here by Sunday, July 25th at midnight ET. Winners will be announced Monday, July 26th.

Check out Cherri at the other stops on the blog tour to learn more about Cherri, City Quilts and win more prizes!

July 12th – Cheryl Arkison: Naptime Quilter
July 13th – Amy Lobsiger: Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts
July 14th – Stefanie Roman: Little Lady Patchwork
July 15th – Pat Sloan
July 16th – Spool Sewing
July 17th – Allie: Robert Kaufman
July 18th – Emily Cier: Carolina Patchworks (hey, that’s me!)
July 20th – Sarah/Josh: Sewer Sewist
July 21st – Julie: Jaybird Quilts
July 22nd – Vickie Eapen: Spun Sugar Quilts
July 23rd – Jessica Levitt: Juicy Bits
July 24th – Kim Kight: True Up


278 thoughts on “The City Quilts Blog Tour: Welcome Aboard!”

  1. karina says:

    i love her solid fabric quilt designs!!!!

    great interview

    thanks for the chance to win!!


    karinamckenzie (at) hotmail (dot) com

  2. Janny says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I the book and the fabric!

  3. Wanda says:

    Thanks for the interview and the giveaway. Her book sounds like a ‘have to have’.

  4. VickiB says:

    Still having a great time chasing interviews on the tour! Thanks for the opportunity to win – and thanks for the great interview!

  5. Debra G. says:

    The last quilt in the post is BEAUTIFUL! Great interview and I know I must have the book!

  6. Jennifer says:

    i still love cherri’s quilts. i’m definitely making one of the patterns for my brothers; i just can’t decide which one!

  7. Enjoyed the interview. Cherri scribbling on random bits of paper is a fun image. Thanks for giveaway chance!

  8. Melissa says:

    I love that last black and white quilt – it’s stunning. The more I read these interviews, the more I want the book!

  9. Jen Eklund says:

    Another great interview and some wonderful questions asked too. Thank you so much for the insight. PS. Love your patterns too.

  10. jessica says:

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

  11. Vicki says:

    I love these interviews! Thanks for the chance to win:)

    Your patterns are very fun!

  12. Mary ann says:

    Gosh I have been learning something new at every stop along the way that will help with my design process. As a very new quilter I was lucky to shop at a LQS that had the entire range of Kona solids but in general I thought Amish=solids. Now I’ve been figuring out they had some unexpected pop in most quilts and the City Quilts…wow!

  13. Vicki says:

    Thanks for the interview and a chance to win.

  14. Ellen Ban says:

    Keep hoping I’ll win a copy of City Quilts! It looks and sounds amazing. Thanks for the chance and good luck with selling your house!

  15. Kitty says:

    I like Cherri’s quilts more and more with each blog stop. Would love to win a copy of the book! Hope things get better for you, Emily, real soon!!

  16. Found your blog/site thru this blog tour – I LOVE your patterns! I’d be so happy to win one – also the beautiful solid fabric and Cherri’s book too of course. Thanks!

  17. Dawn W says:

    I just saw her City Quilts book on Amazon and really had to do a double check on myself to not order it this month. It looks wonderful – hope I win! 🙂

  18. Linda P in IL says:

    Hi, I’m stopping by on the blog tour…wow, you have a lot going on girl!
    Thanks for taking the time for the book tour. The quilts look so cool!

    AND I’m looking forward to seeing your book, sounds very interesting!

  19. Beatrice says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway. Hugs from France.

  20. patty says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and the great interview questions!

  21. nicolette says:

    Thanks Emily. It’s nice to get to know your blog and designs and it’s wonderful to find out more about Cherri.

    Quiltshops often discourage to use solids for quilts, probably because they simply prefer to sell their printed series that are sooner outdated.

    Thanks for a fantabulous give-away and a chance to win something!

  22. TheaM says:

    still hoping to win that fab fabric bundle! thanks for the insight and the chance to win!

  23. anita says:

    thanks for the interview! love the book and fabric

  24. Abby says:

    great interview! and thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Lynn says:

    Great book. I would LOVE some more solid fabric to add to my stash.

  26. Kathie L says:

    I’d love to win the combination of book+ fabric. Oh, what I could do!! Kathie L in Allentown

  27. Julie says:

    Each interview has more helpful information- thanks!

  28. Donna C says:

    Wow, the tension is building. I am so excited about these quilts!

  29. Lesly says:

    Great interview – I am loving the blog tour! Love those KOna solids, too!

  30. Debbie says:

    I love the ideas presented in the interviews.

  31. Sequana says:

    Another good interview. Maybe the quilt shop people move customers away from solids ’cause they’re cheaper?

    That last pic here is the one I’m just about to begin. Another day, and I’ll be cutting it. *S*…..I’m really excited.

  32. What inspirational photos, and a great giveaway. Your patterns should be put in a book too!

  33. NancyA says:

    Great interview! Thanks!

  34. Donna says:

    I am enjoying learning all the tips on color choices for planning quilts.
    Love the giveaways, thanks.

  35. Jo says:

    Great interview — love getting the “pointers”! Your patterns are really great too!

  36. Awesome interview and giveaway! Thank you.

  37. elle says:

    Great tip to pick a matching solid that is slightly darker or lighter to prevent falling flat!

  38. Belinda Gelhausen says:

    Love the tips on choosing fabrics, especially the one about choosing a lighter or darker solid rather than a matching one!

  39. Sue Bone says:

    I’ve ordered my copy and can’t wait for it to arrive. I would however love some solids to use on one of the projects.

  40. Erin M. says:

    Thanks for another nice stop on the blog tour. Good review.

  41. corina says:

    I was searching high and low for an exact match for one of the colors in my main fabric for a quilt, to the point of being obsessed. Now I think I will try out the tip on going for one a little lighter or darker. Great tip and makes choosing so much easier! Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. nettie says:

    I want this book! her designs are amazing.

  43. Cecilia says:

    I enjoyed the interview, especially the fact that Cherri’s personal quilts are so different from her professional quilts. I also appreciate the tip Cherri gave about the solid fabric being either lighter or darker than the print. Thanks for the giveaway.

  44. Kristine says:

    Loving all the little tips we’re learning on the tour! Very nice!

  45. Christine LeClair says:

    Visually Stunning Quilting!!

  46. Shevvy says:

    I’m really getting into solids at the moment. Love them!

  47. Melanie says:

    Thank you for the wonderful interview! I am hoping to win so that I can try out working with solids for the first time. Thanks again!

  48. Jessica says:

    Thanks for the giveaway–what a great book!

  49. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I love her quilts – thanks for the giveaway and interview!

  50. Deb says:

    Well, I’ve heard SO much about this book! I’d love to win it. But I’d love to win the fabric, too!

  51. Ellyn says:

    great questions! I’m enjoying the blog tour & would love to be a winner!

  52. Donna B. says:

    The color combo’s are giving me such inspiration to start yet another quilt 🙂

  53. Pattue C says:

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  54. What a great book and fabric! Love it!

  55. Beth says:

    I love this book!

  56. Cynthia says:

    I think working with color — or doing a scrappy quilt — is the hardest. I’d love to learn more about it in City Quilts.

  57. Lynnae says:

    Thanks for the interview with Cherri. Would love to win a copy of her book!

    BTW, there are some awesome quilt shops in the Puget Sound area (all around Seattle). Welcome to the Pacific Northwest.

  58. Denise :) says:

    Nice interview; this has been a fun series! I’m sorry about your bad day yesterday. I hope today is much, *much* better! 🙂

  59. Sharon S says:

    I have really enjoyed this hop. Lots of inspiration! Welcome to our corner of the country!

  60. Sarah Vee says:

    Great interview questions. Thanks for adding some of your patterns to win. Thanks for the chances!

  61. Tamie says:

    Thanks for being a part of the tour. Some solid fabric would be a nice addition to my stash.

  62. DianeY says:

    Another interesting interview. Loved the info on matching solids to prints!

  63. Karen W. says:

    Thanks for sharing! Love this blog tour and the interview.

  64. Nichole says:

    Thanks for spotlighting this book today – it looks fabulous. Congrats on your upcoming move and best wishes for everything to go smoothly. We just went through a cross-country move ourselves and it stinks getting settled, but like you said, worth it in the end.

  65. Robin says:

    I’ve been eyeing this book– thanks so much for sharing and letting us know more about it!

  66. Mego says:

    I LOVE the book and think the opportunity to win a ‘bundle’ is really fantastic. I looked at YOUR patterns and OOOOOOhhh what nice WORK you do! I’ll wait ’til the drawing but then I’m coming back!!!

  67. Michelle Balletti says:

    I’m stalking this blog hop in hopes to win this totally awesome book!!! Great interview

  68. Barbara says:

    Oops, I posted on the wrong day so I am back to say thanks and I enjoyed visiting your blog on the tour, I’ll be back.

  69. Miranda says:

    The interview was interesting and some of her tips for creating a quilt will help me the next time I want to design a quilt!


  70. rhonda says:

    The blues make me want to quilt clouds!

  71. Lil says:

    maybe here I will be lucky, I absolutly want this book

  72. Jen says:

    I’d love a chance to win a book, pattern, or fat quarter bundle. Thanks for the opportunity.

  73. simone says:

    Wow, I love Cheri’s color ‘tutorial’! Never thought of thinking of a quilt in a color, before starting.

  74. So happy to read about how Cheri creates, it was a bit surprise that she likes Moda’s 3 sisters fabrics for it’s not the style I always get to see in her quilts. I’d love to see the pastel color version of Cheri’s quilt! I am a big fan of her and her daughter (talented designer Lizzy). Thanks for this interview and giveaway!

  75. sherri says:

    Love this blog tour…having a lot of fun reading the interviews…thanks so much for hosting the giveaway too!

  76. linda says:

    Bought the book, love it! Sure would like that fabric too!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  77. Leslie Williams says:

    The patterns look just amazing, I would love to get my hands on that book and fabric!

  78. Laura says:

    What an inspiration for working with solids. Thanks!

  79. Judy says:

    This is so much fun! I am enjoying the interview and getting a ton of inspiration.

  80. Hannele says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  81. Amanda W says:

    I would absolutely adore a chance to win this book! It looks SO amazing!

    Thank you so much for the inspiration and giveaway!
    (and have fun in Seattle! That is where hubby and I are hoping to end up in a few years!)

  82. Bryanna says:

    Thanks so much for a chance at the giveaway! And good luck in Seattle!

  83. Xandi Hamilton says:

    Thanks for this. I love solids and it always makes me sad that they cannot be found in stores around here.

  84. Janet says:

    An awesome giveaway for sure!

  85. Barb Colvin says:

    Would love to have Cherri’s book, love the Kona solids and thank for adding the chance at some of your patterns! Hope the house sells soon 🙂

  86. Jette says:

    Thanks for this day interview
    Looking forward to Cherri´s new projects
    God luck with your new home in Seattle

  87. tayamg says:

    Great interview and “stop” on the tour. Love the discontinuity pattern!

  88. stacy says:

    Great interview and fantastic giveaway, thanks for an opportunity!

  89. Missyintx says:

    I love this interview. Not only does she design wonderfully, but she has picked some nice choices of your patterns. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  90. Dusty says:

    Another great interview! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  91. mathea says:

    This log tour is so much fun, and I feel myself slowly coming around to start working with solids. The greatest challenge so far is where to start on the colour wheel…

  92. Sally says:

    What fun! Most interesting to see Cherri’s picks from someone else’s patterns too!

  93. Katherine H says:

    Love the solid-color quilts, and I cant’ wait to get my hands on a copy of that book. Thanks for the chance to win!


  94. Kim says:

    I’d love to win Cherri’s book and your wonderful patterns too. Please enter me in the draw.

  95. Jennifer says:

    So fun! Thanks for the interview and the chance to win her book.

  96. emma says:

    Thanks for participating! Fabulous blog for a fabulous book!

  97. sy says:

    the patterns in the book look fun and modern, want to make some *_* thanks for the interview and giveaway.

  98. delia says:

    Another great interview! I really like the patterns too.

  99. Kristy says:

    I was really interested in Cherri’s ideas about having plan for the use of your quilt before choosing the fabric. I usually work differently, I’ll see some fabric I like, later come across of think of a pattern and then try to find the two (fabric and idea) that match.

    Thanks for the giveaway. I’d love to read more about Cherri’s ideas!

  100. Kathy says:

    Another great interview! Is there anthing else to know about Cherri???

  101. Lindsay says:

    Loving these interviews!


  102. Anne D says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I love Cherri’s quilts.

  103. Rachaeldaisy says:

    Great interview! I’m learning new things with each blog stop on the tour. I love your Mod Pod and Twisted patterns. I hope today is a better day for you.

  104. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful giveaway! Love all the patterns….I would be ecstatic to own any of them.

  105. Jodi says:

    This is so much fun!

  106. Great interview. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. I adore solids!

  107. julie says:

    All of these quilts are amazing! such a great giveaway.

  108. Sharon F says:

    What great prizes you have! Thanks for posting the interview and for the giveaway.

  109. Patty says:

    another great interview.

  110. Shirley in Canada says:

    I love the commment by Cherri about how to use prints and solids together! Another great interview!
    Thanks for the great giveaways!

  111. Fran says:

    Loved the interview & you asked some great questions !
    Very interesting….her response to color choices. That
    CITY Harbor quilt is stunning ! Thanks for the interview
    as well as the giveaways !

  112. CitricSugar says:

    Who knew that solids could be so un-boring?

    I am really enjoying this book tour! Thanks!

  113. Kim says:

    I love the way you make solids sing like that. And I’m loving learning more about you. I can soooooooo see your style translating into rugs and home dec! Good luck with that!

  114. Mary says:

    Wish I owned stock in Kona Solids as this book gains popularity! Am a big believer in knowing the use of quilt before making it too. Thanks for sharing!
    – Mary, The Curious Quilter

  115. Karen says:

    Just loving this tour, thank you, thank you

  116. Bec Clarke says:

    Whoops I accidentally left my comment on the previous post.
    Ohh patterns too, how generous, I love the look of your patterns but haven’t got any yet.

  117. flutefish says:

    Ooh, I like your patterns! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  118. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for a great interview and a fantastic giveaway! Your patterns are fantastic 🙂

  119. Chanda says:

    I’m loving this blog tour! What fun! It just makes me want this book more and more…

  120. Anne says:

    Another amazing interview. Thank you for sharing.

  121. Claire says:

    Great interview! This is such a fun blog tour. I’m finding a bunch of new sites to follow.

  122. Carol says:

    Good questions – esp about personal vs. professional quilts.

  123. Judy B says:

    This is so fun – and love meeting new quilters – and buying their patterns. You have that great similar style – I love the graphic quilts and just came back from visiting New York so a quilt with buildings is being planned!

  124. Kate says:

    Thank you for sharing the photos of Cherri’s work. Simple design, stunning in the impacts that they create. Thanks also for a glimpse into Cherri’s personality.

  125. Claudia Yates says:

    I love your graphic quilts.

  126. Sherry says:

    Great interview and questions. Thanks for the giveaway.

  127. carmel says:

    i love love love her work!!!
    thanks so much!

  128. Liz Tius says:

    Great interview…
    Great giveaway.
    So many beautiful colors, so many beautiful quilts.

  129. Doreen says:

    Thanks for the great interview. Love the pattern Discontinuity.

  130. Hannah says:

    Thanks for the interview! Enjoying the blog tour!

  131. MoeWest says:

    I liked your question about Cherri’s personal vs. professional taste in quilts. Great giveaway!

  132. Katie B says:

    Thanks for the interview and chance to win!

  133. dee j says:

    Can’t wait to try a new pattern, a new adventure in my quilting odessy.

  134. Kate says:

    So much fun to read all these interviews. and see the really wonderful fabrics.

  135. JFQuilts says:

    These blog tours could become addictive … and there’s just SO many new blogs to follow now! I can’t believe I missed them over the weekend!

    Thank you for the opportunity.

  136. Kellie says:

    I love Cherri’s quilts and am really enjoying this interview/tour! Great giveaway!

  137. Meg says:

    I think the coolest thing about following this book tour is the eye-opening experiences of checking out all the different blogs. I am new in the world of quilting, and there is so much inspiration! I am so excited to try some of these designs I have seen. Emily, I can’t wait to see what inspires you in Seattle. Great interview with Cherri. Thanks!

  138. Gayle Grier says:

    Really enjoying the interviews with Cherri House and can’t wait to get a copy of this book…wouldn’t mind having the Kona FQs either. Many thanks.

  139. Colleen says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway and interview.
    I have been enjoying the City Quilt tour.

  140. Mary R says:

    great questions, thanks for the tour

  141. Kristina says:

    Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

  142. Abby says:

    Wow you have a lot of comments for this one. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your conversation and experience from the Market. P.s. I have been wanting to ask, what did you ever do with the Dear Jane?

  143. Sandy Allen says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Would love to make a solid quilt. These are gorgeous!

  144. Heather Kojan says:

    Cherri’s quilts are perfect for where I am right now (literally and figuratively!) Thanks for the chance.

  145. Barb in MI says:

    And we still learn new things about Cherri: I never thought of there being a difference between a personal & professional taste in quilts. Now I know better! Thanks for the giveaway!

  146. Ann says:

    Great interview and great patterns.

  147. Leona says:

    Love Cherri’s quilts and would love to win her book.


  148. Cathy A says:

    These patterns would make some stunning area rugs!

  149. Marcia W. says:

    Thank you for hosting this stop on the tour! I learned something new from your interview with Cherri — about choosing a value of lighter or darker solids than the matching prints… I appreciate your doing this with so much on your plate for a move. Would love to win something from these awesome prizes!

  150. susan R says:

    Thank you so much for hosting the tour. I am anxious to try my hand at a quilt with solids. The book and patterns look fantastic.

  151. Kari says:

    This is a fun set of interviews. Thanks!

  152. Janae says:

    I love the modern quilts that you both create!! P.S. Good luck relocating. My husband is in the army and in the past two years we have moved twice times. From NC to Hawaii. And Hawaii to Louisiana. He is in Iraq right now so really three times for him.

  153. sarah huechteman says:

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  154. Shayla Sharp says:

    Thanks for the great tips on color–and I will definitely start asking for more solids to be carried at my LQS!

  155. Ann says:

    Great post!
    Best wishes with the pending move. How exciting, it will be worth it in the long run… short run, well…

  156. Leslie S. says:

    Good questions, great interview. And good luck with the house sale. I’ve gone through that business of staying to sell the house, with 3 kids under 6, while my husband left to start a new job. But he wasn’t half the country away! Stay strong! We’re pulling for you!

  157. Debbie says:

    Thanks for doing the interview, Emily. Good luck in your new home in Seattle. Thanks for counting me in for the giveaway.

  158. Carla says:

    Thank yo Emily for hosting this blog tour. It great to learn more about Cherri and her style.

  159. Jill B says:

    Great interview! Thanks for hosting and for the giveaway.

  160. Cheri says:

    Love the bundle and that her name is like mine or mine is like hers… how ever it works…

  161. Julia says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  162. Anita says:

    I’ve got my book and bought fabric for City Harbor.
    Now all I need is a day or two of free time!
    I’m really looking forward to playing with solids for the first time.

  163. Viv says:

    Great interview. How fantastic to give away one of your devine patterns as well.

  164. Kathleen says:

    What a great combination of solids and great patterns to make them into. Thank you for a wonderful blog hop.

  165. Jo Chu says:

    Cherri’s work is so inspiring. I can’t wait to own a copy of her book.

  166. elena says:

    Wow super-super-fab-giveaway!!
    Love her quilt designs they’re awesome, thanks for sharing.
    Is open to international readers? If so, count me in please. I woul love to make a quilt with one of her patterns and of course with Kona cotton 😀

  167. Annette says:

    Count me in!! Fabulous interview – great questions :: Fabulous giveaways :: both! Now – off to your shop to shop!

  168. 2hippos says:

    Thanks for the interview. I love your patterns (which I discivered a few months back) too!

  169. Tong says:

    Love Cherri’s quilts and the book looks great! Thanks for the great interview!

  170. Johanna says:

    I am totally in love with this book. And I love the idea of acompanying it with some solids. If everyone is like me there are really bright printed fabrics in the stash but no solids 🙁 I might have to go shopping 🙂

  171. rafael's mum says:

    Fantastic blogtour! Thanks for hosting a day and a lovely interview.

  172. Paige says:

    Patterns too! How nice. Great interview.

  173. AnnieO says:

    I’m really enjoying all the different questions you are all asking. It’s great to have a peek behind a designer’s mind. Thanks for the chance to win wonderful stuff!

  174. Jenna says:

    What a wonderful tour it has been! Thanks for the giveaway!

  175. nathalie says:

    loved your question about personal vs professional quilts. that was a great question. thanks for the chance at the giveaway

  176. Domestic Me says:

    Loved your question about personal and professional quilts. I would have assumed they would have been very similar. Thanks for hosting a day of the blog tour and for the chance to win.

  177. I loved your questions. we are learning so much about Cherri and her amazing quilts.

  178. BandWidow says:

    Very well thought out questions! I am really enjoying this little tour. =)

  179. I hope I win! I am having fun on the tour!

  180. DebbieKL says:

    I’d love to check out the book. Thanks for the chance!

  181. Bree says:

    GREAT giveaway! I’m dying for a copy of her book!

  182. Melissa R says:

    Shocker! Quilt shop owners discouraging the use of solids?? That’s just crazy! My LQS has a wall of solids.

  183. Jorie says:

    I love the variety of interview questions from one person to the next! Thanks 🙂

  184. Sarah Curry says:

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

  185. Jenny says:

    i simply cannot get enough for this woman! love her humor and her quilts!

  186. Thanks for the chance to win!

  187. Elizabeth says:

    I can’t wait to see this book for myself, I’m so excited about it! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  188. Heather F says:

    Love the book, love the colors, love the fabric. I hope I win!!

  189. felicity says:

    I am so loving all these interviews. Thanks!

  190. kate C. says:

    Thanks for the great interview! Lots of useful advice! I’ve been itching to make a new quitl for a while… but have had the experience of being ‘overwhelmed’ when walking into fabric stores, and not knowing what I want to make, I can’t choose anything!!
    I guess I just need to dream the quilt up and then find what I need, not wait for inspirational fabric to hit me!
    thanks again!

  191. Becky says:

    I’ve been drooling over this book!! Love these quilts. Thanks for the great interview!

  192. Michelle says:

    The quilts are beautiful! Would love to win this giveaway!!

  193. WandaFish says:

    This blog tour is giving us some great tips! Fabulous giveaway and thanks for including some of your wonderful patterns too 🙂

  194. Angie says:

    I liked the question about personal vs. professional quilts- very interesting, I would have thought they’d be the same aesthetic! I’m crossing my fingers!

  195. Sara says:

    Having so much fun learning about this book – and seeing all the photos and reading the interview…

  196. Susan says:

    Emily – what a great interview! We have a nice selection of solids in the shop, but as the buyer, I want to have them all! It’s hard to know exactly which shade to stock when there’s limited shelf space. I’d love to win the gradated FQ bundle so that I can play!

  197. Elizabeth says:

    Absolutely love this book! I’m actually having trouble trying to decide which one to make first. And that fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

  198. Awesome interview and prizes. Thanks for the chance to win them!! Take care!

  199. Alli Forsyth says:

    I love this book. I’m so excited about it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  200. Kris S says:

    Good questions. I especially liked the one about personal vs. professional quilts.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  201. SoozeM says:

    Thanks for the tip about matching solids to prints, love that!!

  202. Colleen says:

    I have loved the interviews and the city tour! Love also the solid fabrics

  203. Angela says:

    Cherri has so many beautiful quilts, I don’t know which one I should make first! I love her inspiration of hard and soft surfaces and the subtle use of solid colors against each other. She’s truly an original!

  204. Jackie H says:

    What fun reading all these interviews! And now solid quilts are on my mind! 🙂

  205. Willa says:

    Love the book. The solids too. Have not sewn with solids in a long time. this would be a jump start to creativity.

  206. That is so weird that shop owners aren’t supporting solids in quilting – hello? Amish quilts? You are so right Cherri – totally timeless. I wish more shops would carry the line. I finally bought my own Kona color card after several online shopping fails (good thing the solids are so reasonably priced, and lets face it, any Kona solid is great for your stash!).

  207. Meghan says:

    So interesting to hear about the difference in personal vs. professional taste in quilts!

  208. Sarah says:

    I need this book because it is so hard to use only solids!

  209. Maria says:

    I tend to scribble too but didn’t know what EQ6 was until now….hmm mystery solved and I’ll definitely have to check it out. Thx for the interview Qs, I ‘m inspired by Cherri’s personal story. Well done and thx for the opportunity to be a part of the giveaway.

  210. Nova says:

    It’s been wonderful to learn more about Cherri’s design process – She is so inspiring, I want to go and drool over my Kona colour card and start dreaming of solid quilts in the making…..

  211. Lynn D from NC says:

    Love the book, and the stories. The interviews have been great. And oh, these Kona solids…I so want them. I don’t have many (any) solids in my stash. Would love to make a solids quilt.

  212. Cathy says:

    I love her work! The solids are beautiful.

  213. Anna McD says:

    great giveaway ……thanks for a chance to win

  214. Jodi says:

    Good luck in your new home! And thanks for participating in the city tour!

  215. Jenn says:

    Very unique quilts, I love the clean designs. Thanks for the giveaway!

  216. Jen says:

    Nice interview! Thanks for the chance!!

  217. PeachRainbow says:

    Thank you for the interview and the super giveaway!

  218. Grace says:

    Thanks for a great giveaway. I enjoyed reading your interview.

  219. apeppermintpenguin says:

    It’s such a fab book, I really want to win one!

    So generous of you to include your patterns as another giveaway too – thanks.

    Fingers crossed.


  220. Kimberly says:

    Lovely interview. I adore that shades of blue quilt. It would be awesome to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  221. Sandy K says:

    Would love to win one of these great prizes….and you threw in patterns also….yippee!!

  222. Audrie says:

    Love Cherri’s work! Just love quilts made from solids 🙂 So lovely that you’d add your patterns to the giveaway… they’re pretty awesome too!

  223. Angelina S. says:

    I love that barcode quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!


  224. NorahS says:

    Great interview! Her work is amazing!

  225. Mary P says:

    Great interview. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mpustejovsky at gmail dot com

  226. Ida13 says:

    wow. I’d like to win this.

  227. Amy C says:

    Good ideas on selecting colors. I have found myself overwhelmed when walking into a quilt shop.

  228. Cara says:

    Love this book! And these giveaway items!!

  229. Tricia L. says:

    Great questions! Thanks for hosting!

  230. Carmen says:

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

  231. traceyjay says:

    You know, I think you and Cherri should do a compilation project…

    Beautiful quilts…fun reading. 🙂

  232. Judy says:

    Great interview! Thanks for the giveaways! I love reading your blog and would be happy to win anything – still trying to decide what pattern of yours I want to buy first!

    Thanks again!!

  233. Becky says:

    Great interview, thanks for the chance to win! Just found your blog and I’m excited to read through it, your stuff is great!

  234. Jaimie says:

    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!

  235. Linda says:

    Really a neat interview!
    Thanks for sharing,love,Linda

  236. Linda L says:

    Thnaks for hosting the blog tour. It is great and I am also enjoying my stop at Carolina Patchworks.

  237. Stephanie H says:

    Love the interview! Love this book and all those cool quilts! Thanks for a chance to win these wonderful goodies!

  238. Nancy Sue Phillips says:

    Thank you for your roving reporter questions! They were great! An added thanks for adding the patterns to the giveaway! Remember recaulking showers builds character!

  239. Wendy says:

    Okay! Now i figured out what i did wrong! (Talking about me commenting on the wrong post.) Oh well. I’ll try again.

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this wonderful give-away!

  240. Bethany M says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win some of your patterns too.

  241. Thanks for the further insights into Cherri’s workings 🙂
    (And I know what it is to move – 7 times in 3 years, mostly for DH’s work. Ack.)

  242. Dayna Williamson says:

    love that black/white/gray/blue quilt! Put my name in the hat!

  243. Karen says:

    These are great tips on working with color. Thanks!

  244. Janice says:

    I love that blue palette. Thanks for the chance to win and the great insights into design and patterns.

  245. Mary F says:

    She inspires me to want to use more solids. Love her quilts. The designs are so crisp and bold. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  246. leslie says:

    Cheri provides such great inspiration! Please enter me in the giveaway!

  247. Allison says:

    Thanks so much for this giveaway! I’d love to win!

  248. Claudia says:

    What a great book to have. The tought of that fat quarter bundle is also nice.

  249. rafael's mum says:

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I am loving this blogtour!!

  250. Meg says:

    Love Cherri and her quilts! Such a huge inspiration!

  251. Patty says:

    Love the book. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  252. hannah says:

    This has been my fave interview so far!

  253. Sandy N. says:

    I love this book! I have been drooling over it at the store since it came out! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  254. Carol in E TN says:

    Please enter me in this giveaway. A great book.

  255. Lisa says:

    Mmmmmmm, mmmmmmmm! Great book, gorgeous quilts, luscious fabrics!! Here’s hopin I win.

  256. Sarah G. says:

    Ooo, love the quilts and fabrics!

  257. Sharon says:

    Those quilts are wonderful! I would love to win a copy of the book.

  258. Kim Andersson says:

    I love her use of shape and colour, can’t wait to get started on one of these projects!

  259. Laura Reavis says:

    I love the modern quilt designs and the colors. Simply beautiful!

  260. SheilaC says:

    I would love to win this book and those fabrics are so yummy!!

    Thank you!


  261. Kay says:

    Interesting to learn about her process. Beautiful quilts! Thanks.

  262. Iva says:

    A very nice interview. Enjoying what I’ve been learning about her processes and inspirations. Thank you.

  263. Ann says:

    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.

  264. Jeanine says:

    Great tip on picking fabrics. I tend to get overwhelmed when I shop. So many choices. Having a color palette in mind will help me focus. Thanks!

  265. Interesting insight on picking out fabric for quilts.

  266. Brenda says:

    It’s been so much fun getting to know Cherri House through these interviews. Would love her book and the fabrics (no kidding,here!).


  267. Sandra Davidson says:

    Hi I have really enjoyed all of the interviews,everyone is different and we learn something new. I love her quilts they are so bold.

  268. Shelly says:

    Would love to win this giveaway. The quilts in this book are wonderful.

  269. Gene Black says:

    It is always interesting to “get inside the head” of a creative person. I would love to win the book and the bundle of Kona Cotton Solids Thanks for hosting a stop on the tour.

  270. Sondra Sonka says:

    lovin’ the hop!

  271. carrie says:

    ah. so crazy about this book. It is right up my alley.

  272. Jan K says:

    Interesting Q&A and great prize pack!

  273. Kathleen Connors says:

    Another great interview! I am learning so much about using color and solids and also about Cherri’s design process, inspiration, etc. Thanks for such good questions.
    I’d love to win one of these great prizes. Thanks so much.

  274. Nina Tovish says:

    I would love to win the book & fabric!

  275. I’m loving this tour. Thanks for the chance to win!

  276. Kimberly says:

    Great interview. Thank you!

  277. Julie in WA says:

    Wonderful book and interview!

  278. Betsy Lynn says:

    Great interview! Thanks for the chance!

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