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.