I finally got some pictures of the Card Trick quilt I made for my husband, so I thought I’d share them today. A few months ago he started buying a few really cool looking decks of cards, so I looked for playing card fabrics…..and found ONE.
SERIOUSLY, one! So I got a couple yards to use for the border and binding and made him the Card Trick quilt using the pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Co. I had a grunge star jelly roll to use, and found a neat background fabric that worked with all of it. (it just looks white in the pic, but it’s got some color on it.)
This quilt is HUGE!! And I left two rows OFF!
I use my regular (yet awesome) sewing machine to free motion quilt so a HUGE quilt is very difficult to manage.
I quilted it with bright green thread and included hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades here and there. And as usual, it isn’t perfectly consistent, but it IS finished. And he’s a happy camper.
The pattern and tutorial by MSQC are pretty easy to follow. It was hard not to get all matchy matchy with the four colors in each block. In some blocks I avoided that, others are “just so.” I found the vast amounts of background kind of annoying with this quilt. There’s just SO MUCH OF IT! Every little wobble in the quilting shows. Oh well, what can you do?
I used a nice black and green flannel check on the back, so he can be super cozy. The flannel backed quilt I made him several years ago isn’t quite long enough to cover him to his liking. This one is ridiculously long.
It’s so long.
I used the playing card fabric for the binding too. I like that look since it’s such a busy fabric. Scrap bindings have been my go-to lately but I felt like this was better for this quilt.
I know, it’s not the most original name, but this quilt got delayed more than once while I was working on it. I got sick right after thanksgiving, then the usual Christmas busy-ness kicked in. So really, it’s a miracle there’s even a label ON it.
As much as I’m complaining, I’m glad I made this for him. He uses it every evening and that’s my favorite.
Hope January is kind to you.