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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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    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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    That is amazaing, love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debd
    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 :)
    Gotcha, technically that is "real" trapunto. That is how they used to do it until someone came up with the bright ideal of doing a layer of batting with the top only then trimming away then sandwiching with batting and backing and quilting all around. All the older quilting books give directions of slitting the back and stuffing the area or putting cording in.

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    Pretty.

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    Very pretty!

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    Fantastic quilt! Love it!

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    Really cool!

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    What a fabulous quilt! Yes, I'd love it if you'd do a tutorial for this little beauty! It's beautiful!
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    wow...you did a wonderful job...such detail!
    So many quilts, so little time :-)

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    wow and wow... that is one beautiful quilt. i love love how you did the quilted card suits. amazing...

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    It turned out great. You did an excellent job! I love your colors too.
    A finished quilt excites me!! Whether is it mine or yours!

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