Golden Card Trick by Scientificquilter


Card trick, square in a square


This quilt is from a block and fabrics I picked out in 2009 at the beginning of my quilting journey. I originally wanted brighter colors, but my stash was small, and I put together these colors that reminded me of fall before the quilt was said & done.

A few years after I had cut all the fabrics, I put the blocks together for the 5 card trick blocks. I don't remember why the blocks were ready to go, but not put together yet.

I liked the idea of the inset middle of the card trick & searched around for an alternative block that poked outside in the middle. So I decided to alternate the blocks with a fairly large inset 'square in a square' block.

Then a while later, I bordered the quilt, with the dark brown borders and the four colored corners.

And because I had a very small amount of background fabric left, I appliqued the tiny triangles over the top of the dark part of the borders to complete out the square design happening around the square in a square block.

I marked it up for quilting two years ago when I was working through some sort of frustration. (around August of 2012).

At the last quilting retreat I attended, I pieced together a back of some of the blocks and some extra fabrics that matched.

It sat marked for a good year and a half before basting the quilt.

And I have been doing lots of Free Motion Quilting this year, so it was sitting in a small pile of fabrics I wanted to be quilted sometime this year.

The quilt is close to a yard on each side.

I have been working on the quilting for the past week.





Looks great and I love the design you chose for quilting the negative space.


HawkFan Thanks. I wish it showed up better in the pictures. Glad the quilting is done on this one!

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