Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Detour

I've told you I made quilted chessboards. I loved doing them. I called them "a symphony in four fabrics."

They were essentially mini-quilts, about 26" square when finished and took less than a week to make. They are machine quilted, with denim in the middle (so they will be sort of stiff and lie flat). The borders are mitered and the binding is hand sewn to the front. The quilted chessboards meet "regulations" about the size of the squares, so the boards are very "playable."

When I designed this one, my son looked at the greens and said to me, "Mom, I don't like it. The greens are too blah. It's going to be boring. You should try again." (you can click the photos to enlarge.)I smiled at him, told him I valued his opinion, but went ahead with my plan. He didn't say anything.
But a few months later, he asked if he could "borrow" it.

It's still living at his house.

I just smile whenever I think about it.

9 comments:

Sherry said...

Cute story. I wonder if you will ever get it back. Well its at a good home now.

Mimi said...

Hahaha!! I love it!

Hugs

blushing rose said...

Chuckle ... darling story. TTFN ~ Marydon

Jean said...

Yea, I'm guessing you won't ever get it back!
Cute idea!

Magpie Sue said...

Gee, that means he now has two of your handmade chessboards at his house! Or did he "lose" the first one? You must have been really cranking them out if you've made over 40 by now! I can see why folks would want them though :- )

Sara said...

Kids! They get us every time.

I have thought about making some checkers boards as gifts. I still might...

Jackie said...

Great idea and very portable!

Tracy said...

Heheh. Makes me smile, too!

(And thanks for the Christmas gift idea - off to look at your previous posts!)

Mr. Karate said...

it's THE BEST ONE.