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Thread: Repost "Not Playing with a Full Deck" with Pictures!

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    Junior Member Debd's Avatar
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    Sorry about the repost, I couldn't edit my original post to include the pictures instead of the huge files.

    It started with a Card Trick block, using the simplified method describe on this posting, http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-137717-1.htm, using 5" charm packs. So this is my current favorite project using a charm pack! http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-114939-1.htm. I liked my background, so I turned the blocks on point to get a little more in each square. I have enough pictures to put together a tutorial on how I did that if anyone is interested.

    As a result of the Card Trick block, I had a lot of 2.5"squares leftover, so I created kite tails that framed the blocks nicely. I debated sashing options, but once I had the components on my design felt curtain, I decided no sashing was needed. Also at this point the top was the perfect size for a twin bed.

    I decided it needed a little ping as well as some yardage to hang over the bed sides, so I added a red border, and liked the effect. The white and black added to the zip, but was a little plain. So I played with the card shapes. Found one I liked, that I could use yo-yos with, so I made 48 of them, deliberately so I could have fun with the name of the quilt. Played some more and stuffed the card shapes for a faux trapunto look.

    Then I decided this quilt was a perfect opportunity to learn some FMQ techniques. So every "card" has a different look, and I swiped ideas from Charisma, Patsy Thompson http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-138808-1.htm and Leah Day, http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.c...d-design.html.

    Still not finished! Saw a great link to a Two Color binding, http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-68536-1.htm, so on that went!

    So this quick little quilt, started to play with a couple of charm packs has taken me over 3 months to finish. The piecing and quilting are not perfect, but I absolutely love this quilt. It came out different that I thought it would, and it has been a lot of fun to play with.

    And it is all this board's fault! Enjoy!

    Not Playing with a Full Deck
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    Faux Trapunto and Card Trick Blocks
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    Two Color Border
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    Looks great. I love how you put the card suites in the border. Can you elaborate what is "faux trapunto"?

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    Awesome

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    Holy wow wow...great job on the quilt and quilting :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Looks great. I love how you put the card suites in the border. Can you elaborate what is "faux trapunto"?
    The shapes are essentially "pillows", with fabric on both sides. I slit the back and stuffed each pillow, then attached to quilt. Faux trapunto is what I coined for the look :)

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    That is so unique! Love how it just kept getting better! Great planning!

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    Very nice, I love the contrast in the colors

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    WOW!! Love the quilt, all of the techniques, beautifully done! :D:D:D

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    Wow, it's very pretty!!! Love it!!!

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    I really love the quilt

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