Saturday, January 15, 2011

String Card Trick Quilt -- Done!

My 1st quilt finished for 2011. The 85" x 85" String Card Trick returned from our local quilt shop, The Quilting Niche' ready for the binding. The binding is an off white with tiny print fabric from my older (really old) stash. Maura (Niche's Long-armer) used a tight meandering stitch to catch all those strings -- perfect choice. The good news, I still have a balance on my Christmas Gift Certificates.


A close-up of the border reflects the angle piecing using a Dresden Ruler and 5 1/2" strips of several background fabrics. The center blocks were 6 1/2" foundation strings using a very simple method. I love all the piecing -- especially when they are scrappy!

17 comments:

Sue Daurio said...

Wow that is wonderful. I have just discovered the beauty of string quilts and this one is certainly at the top of the list!! Stunning!

krisgray said...

I love card tricks and this must be fave ever!

Cathy said...

It is wonderful, beautiful, lovely.........

bettyp said...

I love !! I made a Card Trick quilt yeasr ago!

Jackie said...

Jamie, it is gorgeous!! Congratulations on a beautiful first finish!!

Vicki W said...

I like this quilt a lot!

Linda said...

Love your Card Trick. Its awesome! How nice to have a finish two weeks into the new year.

Sarah Craig said...

Oh, my, Jamie - that's wonderful!

Gwen said...

Love your quilt! It is a great design to see done in strips. Does your longarmer trim your quilts for you? I love the rounded corners. No mitred binding! Great finish.

Suzette said...

I love your border treatment. Great quilt.

Diane said...

Fantastic Finish! love the curved corners!

Angie @ CraftedAngles said...

Congrats - I like how the borders have dimension with the curved corners.

Angie - www.craftedAngles.com

Mary Lea said...

Nice quilt Jamie. Great layout with string blocks and the curved corners are really nice also.

Teaquilts said...

Congrats on your 1st finish. It's gorgeous! I like the rounded corners.

Michelle said...

Fabulous!

Quilter Kathy said...

It's just great! Congratulations on your first finish of the year!

Michele said...

What a fun quilt! I just became a follower of your blog...you make some amazing quilts :)