QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Morris Earthly Paradise

Monday, June 29, 2009

Game Board


One of my favorite possessions is an old checkerboard made of linoleum squares. I've looked at it every morning for twenty years and thought that would make a great quilt---just four-patches in different contrast pairs.



I finally made a little table topper out of quarter-yard cuts of greens and browns from The Morris Workshop collection. I put a free pattern for it on my webpage so click here to download it. It's towards the bottom right on the home page as "Game Board." http://www.barbarabrackman.com/

I thought I was pretty clever until I found this picture on eBay of what looks to be a double knit quilt top. Somebody else had the same idea!

3 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

One of my sisters collects gameboards and I've often thought they would make fun quilts. This is a sweet table topper.

Deb Rowden said...

you got it right, great reproduction....

WoolenSails said...

I love old game boards. I still need to make a repro one I liked, for a friend of mine. Though, I will be making mine on wood and painting it.

Debbie