Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Quilting games

I wanted to make my Jake something quilty for his birthday.
But he already has numerous quilts ...



 

So I thought I'd make one with a more practical use:

 


A games board for playing chess, draughts (checkers), etc.



With a mixture of straight line and free motion quilting.




I have made some little bean bags to use as draughts pieces.




But only 6 so far, so 18 left to make!!




The backs of the pieces have pictures of a crown for when a piece is 'kinged'.



And the back of the quilt uses some pieces I had in the stash including part of a gorgeous train panel for my train loving kid!

His birthday is during our family holiday so I want to try and get all the pieces (beanbags) finished before we leave.

Better get cracking!!!

Andi :-)

17 comments:

amandajean said...

how fun!!!

Danielle said...

how clever Andi !

Lara said...

Brilliant idea Andi! I used to have a beach towel you could play noughts and crosses on and it was fabulous! This quilt will bring many hours of entertainment and looks amazing! Happy holidays and travel safely! x

Leslie said...

such a great idea!!!

CurlyPops said...

That's such a fab idea... hours of fun for everyone!

amylouwho said...

what a great idea! Love the crowns!

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Oh I love it! Great idea Andi xox

Deb said...

They look awesome! I made one and used blue and green milk bottle lids for the playing pieces. It works good because if you loose a piece at the beach or something, you just drink another bottle of milk! Yours look way fancier though :)

Quilts on Bastings said...

Wonderful idea Andi - it is looking great.

Frogdancer said...

great idea. He'll love it.

Kelly said...

That looks like so much fun! What a fantastic idea!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

What a great idea! Fun!

prashant said...

looks amazing! Happy holidays and travel safely!




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MichelleB said...

The quilt is incredible! So much fun.

Kelly O. said...

that's FANTASTIC Andi!

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Great idea for my pending summer projects!