Feb 08 2014

Card Tricks Revolt Update

I have returned to the land of the snow after a wonderful week of warmth and birthday cake ready to tackle the Card Tricks Revolt quilt top.

Here is the progress that I have made this week –

020714  (1024x1020)the inner border is on!  I was considering using red, green, purple and blue  for the inner border, but decided that the quilt needed some of the white there instead.  I am very pleased with how this is looking.

020714A   (1024x884)Instead of putting the border on top – bottom – side – side on a square quilt, I like to cut a length equal to the top + the width of the border – 1/2″.  Sew a partial seam on the first side, then work counterclockwise adding the borders strips.

I don’t know if there is a name for this type of border, but I think of it as a log cabin border.

Now it is time to start on the outer borders.

Marlene

3 Responses to “Card Tricks Revolt Update”

  1. Libby Smith says:

    I’ve missed your updates, Marlene. Glad to see you weren’t slacking . The B/W stripe is what it needed. Interesting border technique. I’ll have to try it.

  2. Susan K says:

    I love it. I like the border technique and may borrow it for a square sized mystery quilt I am leading for my guild!

    • Marlene says:

      You are more than welcome to borrow the border technique. I think it makes a square quilt (especially smaller ones) look more balanced no matter which side is “top”. I would like to see a picture of your completed mystery quilt.

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