35.6 Golden Card Trick QuiltJune 22, 2014
In my “year of FMQ” I have sat down and finally quilted this card trick quilt that I have had in the works since April of 2009. Making it my oldest UFO.
I do realize that there still needs to be one small line I missed on the card trick block itself and the corners aren’t tacked down – said I would get to them later & forgot that I never finished them until after I put my FMQ foot away for the day.
The card trick & square in square blocks are quilted on the top with a golden/orange contrasting thread.
But the threads on the straight lines in the ditch around the blocks are much lighter – a light taupe for some of the straight lines. For the swirly details I decided to pick a color in between the lighter taupe and the golden/orange, and use a golden yellow color thread for quilting.
Quilting is swirls and long feathers in a box around this section.
And circles and a pinched block for the middle of the blocks.
This quilting went rather well, and is the largest thing I have pushed through my Janome Magnolia machine. Not too hard to do, but too much bigger would be harder than this.
A small amount of success for finishing the quilting. I have been weary of “overquilting” this quilt, but I think this one plays nicely with some curves and some straight line free motion quilting. I have basic straight lines in the borders.
I could alternate with fills, but currently they are left plain, which is fine with me at this time.