My nephew (who is 10 years old today!) visited us for Christmas. Before he came, his dad asked me if we had a checkerboard because he was going to give his son a chess set for Christmas but the board was too big and heavy to travel with. We don’t have a chess or checker board so I told him I’d make one. How hard could it be?
I picked out 2 fabrics that I thought he’d like. One was a dark brown wood grain fabric and the other was a national park map fabric. I cut it into 2 1/2″ strips and started sewing.
A chess board is 8 squares by 8 squares. So now I cut these into 2 1/2″ strips.
These were sewn together, sandwiched with batting and batting, quilted in the ditch, and a 1/4′ binding put on.
His new chess pieces are really cool. They are stone African animals.