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City Green: Front

This is the front of my completed City Green quilt.


Title: "City Green" from the book City Quilts by Cherri House

Fabrics: All Kona Cotton solids. The front is made up of 39 different colours plus Charcoal for the sashing and border. All fabrics for the front came as a kit from Mad About Patchwork. The kit consisted of precut strips plus yardage of the Charcoal.

Backing: Four different Kona Cotton solids in green plus Kona Cotton in Charcoal. See a photo of the back here.

Binding: Kona Cotton in Charcoal

Quilting: A random, free-motion spiral using green thread (Connecting Thread Essential Cotton Thread in Verdant.) See a closeup of the quilting here (front,) here (back,) and here (front and back.)

Batting: Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 Batting.

Finished Size: 65" by 65." Each square is 2" square and the sashing is 1/2" wide.

Started: October 5, 2011

Completed: October 29, 2011


I made this quilt as part of our September/October assignment in A Quilting Book Club. The assignment was called "Project Me" and the idea was to make something that was very "me." I picked this quilt because I love everything about it -- the book it comes from, the use of solids, the very modern design, and the cool colours. It's actually the second quilt I've made from a Cherri House pattern (the first was my version of her "Foreign Currency" quilt which I called "Cool Foreign Currency." I plan on making more of her patterns as well -- I love every single one of them!


I used a spiral quilting design for a few reasons. The version in the book is shown with a similar quilting design but I also just wanted to do something more interesting than a plain stipple/meander. I was inspired by the instructions for a similar design here but I made my spirals bigger. It was really fun to stitch -- nowhere near as boring as stippling.


The top took longer to piece than I anticipated (so many seams and so much pinning when it was time to sew the rows together) but it wasn't hard. You do have to be careful to keep your seam allowances and cutting accurate but if you can do that you can make this quilt. It would certainly be great practice to perfect those skills as well.

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Taken on September 29, 2011