Sunday, July 10, 2016

Another Block - CARD TRICK!!


I love this block!!  I like the fabric I chose.  I enjoyed learning how to piece it, though I needed to concentrate when stitching the pieces.

As each lesson becomes progressively more difficult, I "get" something in each one.  I think I especially learned the importance of squaring each pieced block before stitching the rows. Yes, I know I should have "got" that from the beginning, but sometimes it takes me a while.

I think the next lesson will be about paper piecing, though I have not had a chance to read through the instructions yet.

The most difficult thing for me in this learning process is selecting fabrics.  I am trying to use fabrics from my stash.

13 comments:

Barbara said...

Wow! Not only did you ace it, but also you love it! When you mentioned this block coming up, I shuddered. I had a terrible time with it once, just could not get it right, and my effort hit the trash. I have never tried it again. Yay for you! Oh, also, using stash fabrics makes it uniquely yours!

Sheila said...

Hi Carol,
Love your block and the fabric you chose for it. I used fabric I had to do each of my blocks and now wish I had used something different now. Oh well, it was a learning experience.
I thought that block as going to be very difficult and like you needed concentration. In the end it wasn't bad after all.
I have finished my blocks and enjoyed the class and learned alot from Kathy. I have a notebook full of everything she sent and can go back and read over things in the future.
Enjoy the rest of the blocks.

Penny said...

Looks like you have some really 'cool' fabric in your stash! I like this design!!

Sweetpea said...

Well, I'm certainly an outsider in the quilting world
but it looks to me as if you're a *natural* ...
I don't think you have anything to worry over
because following your instincts is not leading you astray!

Pamela said...

This is one of my favorite blocks! Great!

maureenlthompson said...

That's pretty amazing. Love it. Very complex.

Robbie said...

There is still nothing more impressive than taking a 'old' quilt pattern/block and making it look brand new! I've always liked this block too. Yes! Your choice of fabric/colors is great!!! What fun you are having

Renee said...

Wow! I am so far behind in visiting blogs. I love the blocks you are making through Kathy's class. How fun!

allthingzsewn said...

I love your block and colors. I have been wanting to try this one for awhile.

Linda H said...

Card Trick is a fun block, isn't it? You are having lots of fun with the class! I love paper piecing, hope you enjoy the next block!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You have reason to be proud of this one - it's not the easiest to keep the colours going right (or at least that's what it looks like to me). Good for you!

Jo Ferguson said...

Now it's my turn to pop over to your blog. I love your fabric choices for this block. You must have a nice stash. I'm from Nova Scotia, Canada.

Cathy said...

You did it! YAY!!!! I love Card Trick too, and your block is super!! Way to go, Carol!!!!