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Thread: Checkers in the Park quilt(free Pattern)

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    Checkers in the Park quilt(free Pattern)

    I made this quilt from a free tutorial. It was quick, easy, and fun. Wouldn't it make a great quilt for kids Christmas present? All you would need to do is make some small bean bags or anything for checker pieces. I can see one made for a little boy using little toy cars for the pieces, or legos. And a little girl with teacup playing pieces. The possibilities are endless. You can find the tutorial here
    http://scrapatches.blogspot.com/2014...uilt-free.html
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    I love this quilt and your ideas for "checkers". How about stuffed yo yo's for checkers?

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    What a cute idea! It made a very pretty quilt and you did a great job!

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    What a cute idea. And, fun too! Its beautiful just as a table cloth.
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    a great quilt... and the checker piece ideas are so clever
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    Cute! Thanks for the link too.
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    Great composition and colours. Nicely done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by piepatch View Post
    I love this quilt and your ideas for "checkers". How about stuffed yo yo's for checkers?
    That's a great idea also!

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    I love it. Thanks for the link.

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    Love this pattern. Would be great with a baby quilt pattern also. Love the idea of the checkers. Love your back fabric also.

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    That is gorgeous. So pretty and bright too.

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    Very pretty quilt, Lea Anne!

    I really like the fabrics and colors and the way the white print triangles you used in the outer edges make the border block details stand out.

    Thanks for the link back to the tutorial on my blog.

    Thanks for sharing the photos of your pretty quilt with me ... Pat

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    You know I just thought of another cute idea. Using thread spools for the checker pieces?!

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    Just an idea...you could put buttons in the borders and make flowers or yo yo's with button holes so that they could be buttoned on when not in use.

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    Thanks for linking to the pattern, it's marvelous. I would love to make something similar to use as a picnic blanket, and make a duffel-type bag to roll it up into, with room for a bag of 'checkers' or chess pieces or even something like x's and o's for a giant game of tic-tac-toe. A novel way to keep the littles (or those of us little at heart) occupied at a picnic or reunion, parked in the shade.

    Your version is beautiful. Good job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by origamigoldfish View Post
    Thanks for linking to the pattern, it's marvelous. I would love to make something similar to use as a picnic blanket, and make a duffel-type bag to roll it up into, with room for a bag of 'checkers' or chess pieces or even something like x's and o's for a giant game of tic-tac-toe. A novel way to keep the littles (or those of us little at heart) occupied at a picnic or reunion, parked in the shade.

    Your version is beautiful. Good job!
    Great idea! I thought it would be nice a quillow pattern. It would be really easy to sew a pocket on the back and add handles to the pocket, fold up the quilt along with the checker pieces, tuck inside the pocket and TADA your ready to go!

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    This is really nice. Thanks for sharing the link. I like the fabrics and backing you used to create the checker board quilt. I haven't played checkers in years.
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    Beautiful. Love the idea of the checkers also.
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    A very smart looking quilt. Thanks for the link!

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    Really cute idea and love the border.

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    Wow! Your quilt is beautiful!
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    Awesome quilt!
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    I really like this. It may be my next project!
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    Thanks for the link. I love your color choices.
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    That is so cute! Looks great on the table.
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