As a joint present for my niece and nephews, Noah, Selah, Jonas, and Ezra, I made them a checkerboard quilt with checkers (loosely based on this tutorial). I used a pair of my old pajama pants as well as three of Nik’s old flannel shirts. I also already had the white fabric and the batting. So for this project, I only had to buy the navy blue and red solids. Score one for having a big fabric stash! The quilt is 60″ by 60″.
The front of the quilt:
The back of the quilt:
My favorite part of the binding is where I pieced in a small scrap of each of the flannels. (And yes, I hand-sewed all 240 inches of the binding to the back of the quilt. Love you kiddos!):
I made 26 checkers (12 red, 12 blue, and 2 red/blue) and a matching drawstring bag (from this tutorial) to hold them.
Grandpa, Ellie, and I had fun trying it out.
And here it is in Eric and Meggan’s house, in its inaugural run!
I even sent along rules for how to play checkers. I hope this provides the kids with years of fun! That is, their parents will have to stop using the quilt on their couch long enough to let their kids play with it!