Oh, My Stars Block #6 Card Trick


Welcome back!  This is our 6th block in the series of Oh, My Stars!  This is called Card Trick.  It looks complicated but by using half square  triangles and Four X block, it goes together fairly easily.  The block measures 6.5 inches square.  I checked at Quilters Cache and their version of Card Trick is a lot different from my pattern and also measures 12 inches squared.

Here are the my 10 inch squares of fabric that I chose from my stash.  You will need 5 colors, 2 light, 2 dark and a contrast to bring them together.


From color A:  You will need two 2 7/8 inch squares cut in half to give 4 triangles.

From color B:  You will need two 2 7/8 inch squares cut in half to give 4 triangles.

From color C:  You will need two 2 7/8 inch squares cut in half to give 4 triangles.

From color D:  You will need one 3 1/4 inch squares cut into quarters for 4 triangles.  You will need only 2 of them.


From color E:  You will need two 3 1/4 inch squares cut into quarters diagonally to make 8 triangles.  You will only need 6 of them.  Don’t discard your extras as they can be used in future blocks.

Using color A & B (light and dark) make 4 half square triangles.


From color C & D make four of the 4 X blocks.

Then using color C and E make a 4 X block for the center.


Here is the block before being sewn together:


Row One:


The final 2 rows:


And my final block:



About cozyquilts

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Donna. My hubby is retired and I am still working from home. I have twin daughters and am blessed with 4 grandchildren. We are owned by 4 cats that love to supervise and are very nosy. I have been quilting since 1996. In addition to making quilts for my family and friends, I also make charity quilts for Marjoree Mason Center and Valley Children's Hospital. Marjoree Mason Center is a local organization here that helps and supports battered and abused women and children get out of abusive relationships. Every Christmas I make several baby quilts for the women, along with a small stuffed animal. Valley Children's Hospital is a new venture for me that just started this year. Every month or so I drop off a couple of quilts along with a small toy, for the children. I use a lot of bright, fun fabrics to help cheer them up. I do special order quilts but please be advised in advance as I work full-time in addition to quilting, I only do a few during the year. Also, it may take up to 6 months to a year to completely finish a quilt as my sewing time is limited. I only do applique or patchwork and will incorporate machine embroidery into my patterns, when requested. Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you and friends again soon.
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