Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Card Tricks Complete!

My card tricks are all finished!  Hip hip hooray!

A pair of tricks!

A view of the back.
They finished at eight inches square and were constructed with two layers of cotton batting.

I think they turned out fairly well.  More practice is needed for sure, but not too shabby for a first attempt!

In other first attempt news, one of the local quilt stores had a class on using a Nolting long arm machine this weekend.  I think I liked it better than quilting on my little machine.  I found she was certainly more intuitive for free-motion!

The store owner had 15(!) quilts still to finish before Christmas, so it may take a while to get some more practice in, but I'm already planning to come back in the new year to try again!

Linking up with Let's Bee Social.


  1. I think they look good - really like those reds. Playing on a long arm sounds like fun!

  2. Oh I remember the first time I saw card tricks block. It was on Simply Quilts, a show on HGTV. Fun to see it again. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  3. I have always loved the look of these blocks, and your color choices are beautiful. :)

  4. These turned out great. I have always liked the pattern and have a wooden quilt from craft shop with a card trick block in it, but I've never sewn one. Have fun on the longarm!

  5. Your tricks both turned out beautifully, Rachel! The quilting is such a compliment and nice job on the binding too. Wow! How exciting that you had a chance to try out the longarm!