Thursday, May 24, 2012

May Schnibble - Doc

Basically, Doc is what Carrie has named a quilt made from Card Trick blocks.  The last time I tried one of these, I had to name it Misdeal and I haven't tried another since.  That just made me more determined to get it right this time - and I succeeded!  I used charm packs of Fresh Flowers by Deb Strain.  (Fresh Flowers - May quilt.  Get it?)  

The first thing that came to mind when I spread out the squares of fabrics was the saying everything old is new again.  The prints and colors really remind me of the '60's, first because of this fabric -


Picture it about as dark as along the right side of the photo, pretend it's flocked wallpaper, and it's what my mother put in the downstairs powder room of their new home.  Honestly, I hated that wallpaper.  It reminded me of a brothel in a B-Western.  I did like the rest of the fabrics, though.

The next thing I realized is I should do this -


 
and not this -


There's a difference in the way they're cut.  Unfortunately, the orange print was one of my favorites and I couldn't use it.

All the blocks cut out and stacked individually  


I use sheets of deli paper (from Costco) to keep each block separate from the others

These are finished blocks
And here is the completed top.  I know I won't finish the quilting this month so decided to show it just as the flimsy.


15 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! Did you use a pattern? I would love to make one of these!

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  2. It has a lovely fresh look about. Very nice.

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  3. Very pretty! The Card Trick block was one of the first quilts I ever made.....'back in the day'. It was in the late 60's, it was orange and green, the blocks were large (probably at least 12") and had thick, puffy polyester batting in it. I wonder what ever happened to it. Believe me, I like yours a whole lot better!!!

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  4. That is so gorgeous,bright fresh and cheerful .will have to have a go at that block.xxLaura

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  5. As soon as I saw the red fabric I thought of wallpaper even before you mentioned it. I love your top and the blocks came out terrific.

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  6. What a gorgeous, happy quilt for summer - I'm going to go back and look at it again!

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  7. I love this quilt! The bright colors are fabulous! I also like you idea to use the deli papers. I did each one seperately, and I know it took a lot longer than chaining all of them at once.

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  8. I agree about the flocked wallpaper. Your quilt is so bright and cheerful. What a great choice on the fabrics. I'm glad you didn't have any problems putting it together this time!

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  9. Your quilt looks so happy and bright!! :o)

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  10. What a bright, fun quilt! I've used Fresh Flowers too and I love it :-) It looks great with Doc. Thanks for the deli paper tip.....I've used paper plates for that job in the past, but deli paper is an awesome idea! Thanks :-)

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  11. Oh Mary , what a bright and cheerful quilt! Love your colours. Don't you hate it when you make a mistake with a favourite fabric? Use it for your label...

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  12. I love this! Great idea to use the deli sheets to separate blocks! I will have to remember that trick!

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