Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tiny Tuesday - Card Trick

Most of the patterns I have seen for Card Trick blocks are a combination of flying geese, half square triangles, and quarter square triangles.  It is a cute block,but it seemed like a lot of work to deal with all of those diagonal seams.  This version relies on squares and rectangles.  Then by setting it on point, it conveys a similar effect.  
 Start with strips of fabric cut 1 and 5/8 inches wide.  Each strip should be about 5 inches long.  You will need 4 different purples with a decent amount of contrast and a background fabric.
 Cut 4 squares from the background fabric.  Each will be 1 and 5/8.  Then carefully stack all 4 purple strips so that you can cut them at the same time.  Start by cutting a square at 1 and 5/8 inches, and then cut a rectangle which is 2 3/4 inches long.
 Now un-stack your purple squares and rectangles and start to arrange them.  The four squares go in the center, and the rectangles go in the center of each side so that the purples match the first square of each side of the center.
 Sew the center four patch first and then press it and set it back in the center.  Now you have a simple nine patch to sew.
 Press the seams away from the center section to reduce bulk.
Finally, make sure this one is set on the diagonal in the finished block.  


Susie H said...

I love it!!! Thanks for keeping it simple due to the small size.

Lynn said...

Great way to make the block. Thanks for the clear instructions.

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

That is a great way to make that block!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That was a fun block to make - and quick! Thanks, Angela!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Interesting version of Card Tricks. Thanks for sharing, Angela!

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