March 14, 2017

Card Trick Quilt

This quilt is about 25 years old.  It was purchased on a Pennsylvania Amish farm.  I recently repaired a couple of tears it had acquired over the years. 

The quilt is based on a block called Card Trick.  These rows use the basic block.

The block also has been enlarged to medium and large sizes, and constructed with Log Cabin style strips, a creative way to vary a traditional patchwork block.

The white background areas are filled with the feather quilting that is so beloved by Amish quilters, which also include hearts around the center medallion.


I am always fond of the purple and green color combination, and the addition of blues and soft reds is really successful.  The result is a lovely contemporary use of a traditional block!

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