Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Game Board Quilt 2011

This year's Alpine Quilt Group project quilt is Syd's idea: Game Board Quilt. You can read about her ideas for this quilt here. Syd will post the instructions each month for this quilt. You can make this along with us.
Here is a photo (from where I was sitting) of the quilt top. Here are better photos of the quilt. In the quilt will be checkers, Parcheesi, Hi-Ho Cherry-O, and Chutes and Ladders. Even though my family isn't really game players I'm excited to make this quilt. The blocks look a little complicated but I'm excited to make it.
The back of the quilt will be twister.
Here is Syd presenting the quilt to our group and showing us the first block.
I am going to keep up with this. I started by sewing the red and black strips together.
Then I stitched them together. In the photo the dots are a little blinding but I don't think it is that horrible in real life. I'm auditioning borders right now. I think I'll use this stripe as one border. But this means I will probably have to miter borders. EEEK. I don't like doing that. Maybe I'll look up a tutorial on YouTube or something because I forget every time and there have to be some tricks.

I think this quilt will really be fun to have and make.

-nanette

16 comments:

Brandie said...

Love this idea! What a great multi- use quilt. Fun to take on picnics and such.

A.J. Dub. said...

How fun!

Des said...

okay, that is such an original and fun project quilt!!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

What a fun quilt and such an original idea! Love it!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, that looks like lots of fun! But oh, that Chutes and Ladders block sure looks like a challenge!

Lynn said...

Oh my what a fun idea!!!!

pratima said...

Great idea for a picnic quilt and kids would love it too :)
Your first block is very fun and cute just like the theme :)

CreationsForEleanor said...

I love the Hi Ho Cherry-O, what a neat idea. I love the polka dots, cannot wait to see it as you continue.

sparkle jars said...

What a great idea!!! Oh, I played hundreds of games of Hi Ho Cherry-O
when my oldest daughter was a toddler....hundreds.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

What a neat gift this would be. Love your dots and gotta add it to my list of want too's.

Shari said...

What a great idea! Should be a lot of fun to pull out when the grandkids come over...

Asiyah said...

How funny is that?

I made a checkerboard a few weeks back and called the quilt Folk Town. You can check it out here if you so desire: http://mypointohtwo.blogspot.com/2011/01/folk-town.html

Perhaps 2011 is the year of board games?

Diane said...

This is going to be fun to watch.... you making it that is... way out of my comfort zone!

em's scrapbag said...

Thanks for sharing this fun quilt. I loved playing Hi Ho Cherry O as a kid.

Busy As Can Be said...

I want to join your club....so many talented women.

lifeinredshoes said...

I love it! Is there no end to your creativity?