Card Trick and Grecian Square Quilt

Posted by Ruth on 10 June 2013 | 5 Comments


Last Monday, I put together two blocks "Card Trick" and "Grecian Square" to see how they looked. They coupled well together I thought so this week I made some more to make a small quilt. I wanted to share the requirements with you. I made a total of EIGHT "Card Trick" blocks and SEVEN "Grecian Square" blocks. The blocks are 6" finished blocks.

For "Card Trick" cut: 

  • One strip 3" wide of four different fabrics - sub-cut these into EIGHT 3" squares 
  • One strip 3 1/4" wide of the same four fabrics - sub-cut these into FOUR 3 1/4" squares
  • Two strips 3" wide of background fabric - sub-cut into SIXTEEN 3" squares
  • One strip 3 1/4" wide of background fabric - sub-cut into EIGHT 3 1/4" squares

For "Grecian Square" cut:

  • Two strips 1 1/2" wide from light and medium fabrics (total of four strips)
  • One strip 3" wide - sub-cut into FOURTEEN 3" squares (you may be short one square so cut a single)
  • Seven 2 1/2" squares - these can be cut from remainder of background strips in Card Trick.

Follow the instructions to make both blocks here: Card Trick Instructions and Grecian Square Instructions then join them together in row.

I put the four Card Trick blocks that turned the same in each corner. Then I added a 2" black border. Now I have some really fun bright fabrics that I would like to use for the next border but cannot decide which one to use. Can you help me decide?

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  • My choice would be No. 4

    Posted by Carmel, 15/06/2013 10:10pm (7 years ago)

  • Thank you, Ruth.

    Another Ruth :)

    Posted by Ruth, 15/06/2013 11:11am (7 years ago)

  • Hi,
    My name is Ruth, also, and I love what you've done here. I'll be using this. Thank you.

    Posted by Ruth, 15/06/2013 11:00am (7 years ago)

  • I like the first on with the different color squares. And the second one with the spaced out polka dots.

    Posted by Judith, 12/06/2013 7:45pm (7 years ago)

  • I think the 3rd one from the left will be great as it has the red, green, blue and yellow of the card trick block in it

    Posted by Jen, 11/06/2013 6:47am (7 years ago)

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