Thursday, July 22, 2010

City Quilts Blog Tour and Giveaway!


Hi, I am Vickie of Spun Sugar Quilts.
This is the 11th stop on the City Quilts Blog Tour.
Many of you know me, but do you know Cherri House?
This blog tour is a very unique way to really get to "know" Cherri the designer.
I have always wanted to 'pick' the brain of my favorite designers and this was my chance to ask Cherri a few questions.
If you have been following the blog along you already know she has answered some real "WHOPPER" questions, like the one Pat Sloan asked, teasing ;)
If you are just joining the blog tour....then you still have time to go back to these awesome bloggers and enter to win a copy of City Quilts from C & T Publishing or a really cool solid fat quarter bundle from Robert Kaufman fabrics!!!

Quick links to all 13 participants:

July 12th – Cheryl Arkison
July 13th – Amy Lobsiger
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 21st – Julie / Jaybird
July 22nd – That's ME!
July 23rd – Jessica Levitt
July 24th – Kim Kight
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For the record, I have read the City Quilts book cover to cover at least 5 times since I was lucky enough to snag one at quilt market. I have been collecting solids ever since. Here's one of my stacks of Kona cotton solids.



My favorite quilt in the book is City Green.  I think because I gravitate toward blues and greens in much of my decor. 


City Lots is a killer. I just love the colors in that quilt.  
In general, I want to make every quilt in this book, it's truly a gem and should be added to all quilters libraries.

That brings me to my interview part of the tour. I had several questions that I wanted to ask..but I kept it to just 4!

1. What's your favorite color or colorway?
Cherri:
Why does the first question have to be the hardest? I would say 'blue', then I'd see something in red, and say 'red', then I'd see something in pink, and say 'pink'. Is 'every color is my favorite color' a legitimate answer? Because, that's my answer!

2. What trends do you see in the quilting and fabric industry?

Cherri:
Flowers always seem to be popular, but I'm thinking the whole "Japanese, cute thing" is everywhere! At this last market everything seemed much more graphic than the year before. Of course, solids are all the rage - right? If not, I'm working on changing that particular trend.

3. Have you thought about designing fabric with Lizzy, as a team?

Cherri:
Yes, but not actively. She has her own voice, and I wouldn't ever want her to do something with me, that would stifle it. As a Mom, it's much more important to me to support her, and get out of her way; than to have her try to compromise herself to do something together. If we were to do a line together, it would be more like me asking her if she wanted a snack while she slogged away at a computer. We have very different skill sets, and what she does is light years ahead of me in terms of drawing and illustration. Mine is doodling and hers is art!

4. Have you got another book in the works? or is that hush hush?

Cherri:
It would only be hush hush if I had something to share. At this stage, all the work is going on in my head, nothing concrete; but millions of ideas.

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Okay now you know some details about Cherri...and I know you are dying to get your hands on her book and some solids.
Leave a comment about what colorway of Kona Solids you'd like to win. 
 Chose from the bundles here!
Winners, of one copy of City Quilts courtesy of C & T Publishing and a Fat Quarter Bundle of Kona Solids donated by Robert Kaufman, will be chosen at random on July 30th!
*comments are now closed.*


p.s. Here's what I have been eyeing...now to just get my hands on it! LOL

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Anonymous said...

I'd have to go for the Evergreen colorstory or Greener Pastures colorstory! Thanks!

Pat said...

I would have to think about which colorway I chose. What a fun decsion to make!

QuiltyGoodness said...

Thanks for the interview! I have enjoyed them all!

call me crazy said...

You mean I'd have to choose?! Oh goodness they are all gorgeous! I think I'd go with blues, no wait.. greens! No, maybe... LOL thanks for the chance! ;-)

Carol said...

Flying People Eater - purples are my fave!

Bingaling said...

This blog tour is so much fun! I would have a tough time choosing between Poseidon and Flying People Eater colorstories. But, I'm sure I could eventually choose!
Chanda

Linda said...

I am such a green person. I see them first when I look at the bundle! Thanks for the tour and the giveaway!

Angela D. said...

I would love to win the Poseidon colorway. It would be great to to a beachy colored quilt with sand sashing...

MoeWest said...

I love the Poseiden colors! They would look great in my bedroom. Thanks for the chance to win.

Shayla Sharp said...

I love that Cherri knows how to support but not stifle her daughters, so important!

Anonymous said...

Great interview. I would pick the Flying People Eater. I love purple..

Julie Swenson said...

great giveaway. love all the quilts

shariwild said...

Oh the blue colorways,Oh wait the orange-red, or rather the blues or the......greens or......ooohhhh rats. Break down time! Bold, beautiful colors all!

Debbie said...

Another great interview! Thanks, Vickie. I'd love to have the Hot Spice colorstory.

Ducks and Rabbits said...

Oooh so hard! I think hot spice. But I love so many of them!

Lynne S of Oz said...

ooh thanks for the interview.
I like Flying People Eater :-)

Anonymous said...

The greenis nice, but I think I'd choose the blue solids, just for a bit of a change :-)

Peach Rainbow said...

Superb questions!
I love the Pretty in Pink colorstory.
Thanks for the chance.

Mama Mel said...

I would love any of those fabrics, but I think I'd really love to get my hands on that Poseidon set. :) Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Becky said...

Great interview! Love her perspective on creating with her daughter. I love the Poseiden colorway:)

Esch House Quilts said...

Thanks for the interview. That box of fat quarters has me drooling too!

linda said...

and you expect us to choose!! ;>) if i had to right now, i guess it would be those heavenly blues!!

Lynne said...

Grounded would be the one I'd go for because those colours can be used in almost every quilt.

kay said...

Oooh! Those blues pictured on your blog are beautiful! Thanks! kayben1@yahoo.com

briannaecallaway said...

I love the Purple Eater colors.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

They are all beautiful, but I think My Blue Heaven is the one I would pick. What fun that would be!

MGM

Anonymous said...

such a hard decision to make! It's between the blue heaven and denim....but i think denim is the forerunner in my mind right now :) thanks for hosting!

emma said...

Great giveaway! I do so love Kona solids, and Cheri is just brilliant in her use of them.

Judy C said...

Great give a way, love the book, and I love the evergreen collection.

Anonymous said...

Cherri has done a great job with the City Quilts. Thank you for hosting this interview and giveaway. I love the book, quilts, and fabric.

Patty said...

My favorite colorway is green. I'm drawn to anything green.

NorahS said...

I would love to get my hands on My Blue Heaven!!! Great interview with Cherri! She does amazing work.

lil said...

thanks for this
my favourite is Flying People Eater colorstory

mascanlon said...

Denim I think or Greener pastures, tough choice!

Simone de Klerk said...

the city green is my mom's favorite too!

Cool Waters said...

Blues and greens! (I'm with you on this one!) Thanks for all of your giveaways!

Alli Forsyth said...

Great Giveaway! I love this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

MN2NM said...

OK, it's definitely between My Blue Heaven, Denim, Flying Purple People Eater, or Grounded. Guess that didn't really narrow it down too much :)

Jorie said...

I would love the classic colorway, they are so bright, cheerful and have a broad spectrum of available colors!

Xandi said...

Poseidon! Can't beat green and blue in my mind.

LizA. said...

I was just drooling over all these bundles the other day. They are all so beautiful and tempting. But, if I had to choose, Flying People Eater just barely edges out Poseidon & My Blue Heaven -- at least for today. It will probably change tomorrow.

Leah said...

Wow, so many beautiful fabrics and I love them all! I am drawn to the Deco Park Jewel though!

Anonymous said...

Lately I am drawn to eathy oranges and reds, but I do go in streaks! Great interview. - Mary

queenannquilts said...

I am loving the "My Blue Heaven" FQ stack. Can't wait to see City Quilts in person. Thank you for the opportunity for both.

superstitches said...

Right now I'd pick poseidon colorway. I'm really liking the teals shades.

Anonymous said...

NEAT GIVEAWAY!
THANKS FOR THE INTERVIEWS!
THE REDS ARE MY FAVORITES!
THANK YOU FOR SHARING,LOVE,LINDA

jldouglas@wispwest.net

felicity said...

I'm thinking that I'd go with the Grounded colour story. Loving this blog tour of Cherri's!

Nathalie said...

I would have to say pretty in pink, but it was a really hard choice.

Angelina S. said...

Those Radiance bundles are pretty gorgeous. I love all of those. If I have to stick with the Kona bundles I'm going with the Poseidon colorstory! Soo pretty!

pixie13 said...

Almost impossible to pick, isn't it? I do like them all. But since I have to choose just one, the Flying People Eater colorstory is a beautiful range of purples.

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

Brenda said...

Likeyou, would love to have the box of bounty basics, just to know what is available. Forgot to mention at last stop that I'd love the color card. When shops don't carry all of the line, would be nice to know what is available in case I want to order from elsewhere! I'm just drooling over the quilts in the book -- can't wait to see it when I win (ha). Am saving my pennies to invest after this contest is over!

b/

Brenda said...

I have to add one more comment about your blog. I love your tutorials -- they are so clear and so much fun. Inspiring.

b/

...so we added chickens said...

Thank you for a great interview.
I love all the color stories, but I am inspired the most by the Poseidon color story.

Karen said...

Oh my - they are all delicious colors!Anyonewould be a wonderful gift.

tong said...

Yay, thanks for the great interview and the giveaway! I'd love the flying people eater colorstory!

shelly said...

Love the quilts in this book and can't wait to make one. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for a great interview and giveaway. It's really hard to pick just one colorway... they are all so pretty! I think today my favorite is the Poseidon colorstory

Nancy Sue said...

Hard to choose really! I'd have to go with Candy Corn (paired with the browns in Grounded). Awesome giveaway! Thank you for hosting it :)
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

Wow - they are all amazing, but I would go with Poseidon or Greener Pastures. I find both of those colourways very calming.

Béa said...

I would choose Hot Spice if I win. Wonderful giveaway !

MJ said...

I would have to choose Flying People Eater

KylieC said...

Denim colour story. Love this range of solids.

Deb said...

I like reds, yellows, and oranges....Candy Corn bundle! I'd love to win!

Sondra Sonka said...

lovin' the hop!

Gretchen said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! This blog tour has been so much fun! My favorite colorway bundle is "My Blue Heaven". Those cool blues look so refreshing.

mathea said...

This is such a great blog tour! I'm enjoying my visits to new and lovely blogs :-)
The Poseidon Color Story is my favourite as I love all things turquoise!

Smeeker082 said...

wow such a hard choice, it would be between the blues I think.

Smeeker082 said...

wow such a hard choice, it would be between the blues I think.

little Bean said...

Though I LOVE the Candy Corn, I could really use the denim colorstory to round out my evergrowing fabric collection!

Hope to win. Lovely book and interview

Jennifer said...

poseidon, definitely!

gag7949 said...

Great interview, Vickie. Can't wait to get this book and some Kona solids and get busy. Thanks so much for the interview and giveaway opportunity.

Vesuviusmama said...

I'd be all over the Candy Corn colorstory. Not only do I love to eat Candy Corn year round, but those are colors that I don't have so much of in my stash.

Exuberant Color said...

Oh, it would have to be Hot Spice!!! Wow I love that group. thanks for the interview and giveaway.

4throse said...

The Poseidon is calling my name!

carrie said...

lovely. right now I am loving the kona solids in hot spice!!!

-carriechilton@gmail.com

Elizabeth a.k.a. Type A Mommy said...

I'm a big fan of blues these days, so I'd go with Poseidon, I think. So many beautiful colorstories to choose from!!!

Jan said...

Enjoyed browsing the book at my local store - and purple would be my pick!
nita_jan at hotmail dot com

WandaFish said...

So difficult to choose but I'm probably swayed by the colours of the sea - poseidon colorstory.

Kathleen C. said...

The interviews with Cherri are so much fun to read-a wonderful way for me to learn from a marvelous quilter.
If I were lucky enough to win this generous giveaway, I'm sure I will pick Blue! Tho I also love red..and...but blue it is.

sandra said...

Hi loved the interview, it is hard to pick a favorite because I love them all but if I do I would say purple people eater.

NT said...

I'm so in for the Flying People Eater Colorstory!

Staci said...

This is a great giveaway, and I loved her color answer--that's always what I say as well. Too many beautiful colors to only have ONE favorite! Wow, to choose one of those bundles. . . I'd have to say Poseiden would be it right now. I have a quilt in the planning stages it would be perfect for.
Thanks for hosting this segment of the interview and thanks for the chance to win the goodies!

Lindsay said...

I think City Green is my favorite quilt in the book too. And I'll take one of each of the Kona fat quarter packs... I wish!

Angela said...

Oh that flying people eater combo is calling my name!!! I love purples and that is such a gorgeous collection. I was actually in a store today that sells all 221 of the kona solids!!! Too bad that I live over a 1000 miles away from it to get any use from them. :(

bertiequilts said...

I love the purples...makes me think of the "purple people eater" song...love them and would love to be in the drawing.

Julie in WA said...

Tough Choice!
I'd have to go with the Denim colorway.

Betsy Lynn said...

Great interview...thanks for the chance!

Meghan said...

So hard to choose! I'll have to go with the Flying People Eater colorstory, though :)

Pam said...

I think the poseiden will have to be my choice, but hot spice is a close runner up.

Jacqui said...

Oh so hard to choose a colourway! I think I'd choose the candy corn stack, but my daughter would definitely be angling for the pretty in pink :) Thanks for the chance to win!

domoshar said...

Lovely book and generous giveaway!
Enjoyed the interview.

Would love the book and the Hot Spice colorstory will make a nice addition.

Michelle said...

This book is so inspiring – finally I think I’ve found a source to make my very first quilt! I'm going to have to go with "grounded" - peaceful!

sue said...

Yellow and Orange are my favorites so I love the Candycorn bundle. Thanks for participating, it's nice to meet you!

yoshi said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I like the blues the best.

mjb said...

Poseidon!

tammiemarie said...

greener pastures for sure! thanks for the chance!

miriam sappington said...

Poseidon! I love it! Every time I look at it I can almost hear the waves crashing. Thank you for the chance to win!

Andrea said...

The color choice is really tough! I love Hot Spice, and Grounded - but I think I would choose My Blue Heaven because I'm planning to make a piece inspired by the tent cities in Haiti. Thanks for the great giveaway!

floribunda... aka Julie said...

thanks for the great questions -- still hoping to be a winner!

gill said...

I'd choose green - my favourite colour!

Gill

Michelle said...

I love the Poseidon colorway, too!

Cara said...

I absolutley love the fat quarterm bundle of Kona® Cotton Solids, Poseidon colorstory! Thanks Vicki for the opportunity!

peter said...

I love the Evergreen colourstory - surprising since I'm usually drawn to blues or neutrals. Regardless, love the book and the many ideas hidden within.

Bellgirl said...

City Green's my favorite too! Thanks for the interview. bellgirlsblog [at] gmail [dot] com

Mego said...

LOVE this blog tour. Just got back from the Olympics and have been catching up! VERY nice site you have!

baukje said...

I love to participate in this giveaway, love the solid colors!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great giveaway. I'd love a copy of this gorgeous book.

Barb said...

I love the Kona solids--I will have to start looking for them! I love all of them, but am partial to the purples, blues and greens. Love reading the interview especially about her favorite color! Thanks for the chance to win!

Micmacker said...

Thanks for the giveaway - love them all, but mostly the blues today.

selleck said...

I love Pretty in Pink. I have wanted to do a pink quilt - just for me - for a long time.

71square said...

Ohhh, I love them all. I love the blue heaven but the Evergreen colorstory REALLY speaks to me. But then, green IS my favorite color.

Kim

Florence said...

Great giveaway ! Blue heaven absolutely or poseidon ....

Mitzi's Crafty said...

Fun interview! The Poseiden colorway would be my choice. So beautiful!

illenion said...

Flying Purple People Eater is calling to me...

Sue Bone said...

Love the quilts. Book's now on order and some fabric that I had to have too.

Jennifer said...

I like the blues as well- that color seems to end up in all my quilts somewhere.

gina pina said...

My instinct says Poseidon, but the Grounded bundle is perfect for a quilt I've been planning!

elizabeth said...

I *love* the quilts in that book!!! Great giveaway!

trudys_person said...

I received the City Quilts book for my birthday, and I love it! I would love to win the Hot Spice Kona bundle to make City Tracks or the Greener Pastures to make City Green ... really I would love any solids to start any of these quilts! Thank you for the interview and the giveaway!

saralynn said...

i would have to say Grounded colorstory is my favorite just because its so earthy and lovely

saralynn {domedtaco88@aol.com}

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