Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Chessboard Quilt

My son came home from college one summer and asked if I could make him a Chessboard. I've been making quilts for years, and I prefer strip piecing, so making him a Chessboard would be pretty simple.

So I made him a quilted chessboard. Then another, and another. In the end, I made forty. Like any good quilter, I kept all the leftover bits. What does a quiltmaker make with leftovers? Another quilt.

I knew I wanted to do something interesting with them, so I decided to make a block in the shape of a long rectangle.I liked the fact that the blocks could be arranged differently.
I sewed about 2/3 of the blocks I needed, with equal amounts of left and right blocks.
Then I started arranging the blocks. At this point, I was able to determine just what I needed, for example, a left leaning block with a wide light strip at the top...
This is the finished quilt.

12 comments:

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

Hi Millie's Mom,

Momma says she bookmarked your blog 'cause she is so curious to see what wonderful quilts you will show here (she hopes)!

Did we say we love your quilts?

puuurrs, Kashim & Othello
Momma Astrid too!

DK & The Fluffies said...

Lovely! ~DKM

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

very fun quilt - one heck of a template!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hi Millie's Mommy: Your quilts are beautiful!

Mickey said...

I think this will be a good blog !
I love to see quilts and can appreciate the work that goes into making them :)

Poppy Q said...

You know we forgot to count the bizzy for gizzy blog, so that makes four. Thats it, you're officially crazy!!

Awww we're just joking, good luck with the new blog, it looks great and the first quilt on here is gorgeous!!

Poppy and mum Q

Tybalt said...

Millie's Mom, I can never get over how totally incredible your quilts are!

Derby said...

Beauteous as always.

DaisyMae Maus said...

Hi Millie's momma, Lynne!

Wow! Gorgeous quilt!

DMM

Sarah said...

what a great quilt! and it's even better in my opinion because it is using your scraps!

mishka said...

What a great idea!

Diane said...

Another brilliant quilt!