Deck of Cards Quilt Block Tutorial – Version 2

This version uses the same construction technique for the Deck of Cards block but places different fabrics in different parts of the block to change the look of the finished quilt.

I chose six different fabrics to make the one block needed for the entire quilt:

 Ver2 Fabric

Here is the block with the fabric labels:

 Block with labels

Cut the fabrics to make one block as follows:

Fabric A = one 4 1/2″ square, one 2 ½” square, one 2 ½” x 4 1/2” rectangle

Fabric B = two 2 1/2″ squares

Fabric C = two 2 1/2″ square and two 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle

Fabric D = two 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle

Fabric E = two 6 1/2″ rectangles

Fabric F = one 2 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ rectangle and one 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle

To construct the block you will build off of the 4 1/2″ solid square alternating adding pieces to the top and to the right of the square as follows, using a quarter-inch seam allowance:

Step 1.  Sew together one 2 1/2″ square B to one 2 1/2″ square C to make a rectangle

Step 1 

Step 2. Sew the rectangle to the top of the 4 1/2 inch solid square with the small solid square on the right.

Step 2

Step 3. Sew together one 2 1/2 inch square B to one 2 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch rectangle C to get a short strip

Step 3

Step 4.  Sew the strip to the right edge of the block matching your solids as pictured below:

Step 4

Step 5.  Sew together one 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle D and one 2 1/2″ square A then sew that strip to the top of the block with the solid to the right, as pictured:

Step 5

Step 6.  Sew together one 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle A and one 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle D and sew that strip to the right side of the block as pictured:

Step 6

Step 7.  Sew together one 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle E to one 2 1/2″ square C then sew that strip to the top of your block with the solid to the right as pictured below:

 

Step 7                                

Step 8.  Sew together one 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle C and one 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle E then take that strip and sew it to the right side of the block matching the solids as pictured:  

Step 8             

Step 9.  Sew the 2 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ rectangle F to the top of the block then the 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle F to the right side of the block to finish it.  Your block should look like this and measure about 12 1/2″ square:

Step 9 

For making the quilt using the setting I chose, I think the simplest way is to make four of these blocks then rotate them to match the 4 1/2″ solid in the center and sew them together into one giant block/section:

Combined Block step 10

You can then sew each section together in rows to complete the quilt.  Depending on the size you would like the quilt to be you just do the math to determine how many pieces to cut from your fabric to make the number of blocks desired.

I would really love to see the results from anyone trying this out.  REMINDER – I have not made this myself yet so I take no responsibility for measurement or instruction mistakes! 🙂

Version 2

Version 2

 

2 thoughts on “Deck of Cards Quilt Block Tutorial – Version 2

  1. denmck Post author

    You could achieve the outlined look if you literally sewed thin sashing around certain pieces before joining them together. I drew the lines just so people could see the construction better. I agree, it would be a neat effect but you’d have to sit down and really plan out to which piece you’d sew the sashing before joining them.

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  2. patti

    Love this quilt, and tested the directions which work perfectly. Just wondering, the effect you have on this pattern of stained glass seems to come from the dark lines around each piece- is that achievable?

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