Friday, January 24, 2020

Magic Trick - A Secret Quilt!!!

Today I am excited to share a secret finish that I made last spring and it has been so hard to keep it a secret because I think it is just so fun!!   I love making optical illusion quilts because they just keep your eyes dancing, and this one certainly does just that.  It's called Magic Trick and I just love it!!!

Magic Trick was originally going to be published in the Pre-Cut Patchwork Magazine, but then ownership of that magazine changed right at the publishing date and that particular magazine was discontinued.   But I am happy to say, that this quilt didn't fall away, the folks at Peak Media Properties created an e-book full of wonderfully fun Illusion Blocks and that is where you can find the pattern for Magic Trick!!!!  You can find the book available for download here and more about all of the quilts in this ebook here ;)

Magic trick finishes at 72" x 84" so it is a great size to snuggle up with a good book or use as a rally quilt at your games :)    I know it looks crazy difficult, but it is actually very easy when broken down!!   And no, it is not pieced on point ;)     You are going to love making this and watching it all come together!!!     

Magic Trick is  Charm Pack and Jelly Roll Friendly which makes the cutting go super fast :)  And there are so many Basic Charm Packs and Jelly Rolls, you can easily pick your teams favorite colors and have this super fun quilt put together in no time!!!    

When it came time to quilt mine, I decided on all over echoed paisleys.  (I have a video tutorial on this free motion quilting design here :)     I just love how it adds all of that curvy goodness to all of the straight piecing and kind of swirls the optical illusion ;)   And of course, I used my 402 Pearl because it is just a great go to color.  It blends perfectly with the white and pops on the red and black!!!    

And I am just thrilled to finally get to share this quilt!!!   It really is a fun one to make, and I always love getting to work with classic solids.  And you know this quilt will be heading to my Alma Mater :)   Can I just say how glad I am that Southern Utah University's colors are red, white, and black!!!  I never get tired of making quilts in this classic color combo!!!! 

And that is my Dashing Duos Quilt!!! Don't you just love this styled shot above ;)  I always love seeing how magazines take pics of my quilts!!!   I hope you like my new Magic Trick Quilt and if you make your own, I would love to see it!!!   You can email me a picture at or add it to my flickr group here or post it to social media with  #happyquiltingwithmc ;)  I can't wait to see your Magic Trick Quilts!!!

 I hope that you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend :)

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  1. this is a wild quilt! I love the colors. It looks like a summer picnic quilt

  2. I love it! I'm happy that you got it published. I'm definitely looking up the book.

  3. Love your quilt, and just purchased the e-book. It looks like alot of fun quilts to make from it! :-)


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