Thursday, September 12, 2013

Game Board Mini Quilt

I don't know about you but I love those old game boards. I would love to have one but they are so expensive for the good ones. I decided today that I should be able to make a small quilt that resembles them so I searched the internet and came across quite a few that I like.
I made one of the simpler ones today and I will be putting the pattern tutorial below if you are interested in trying it. It is approximately 24 x 24 inches.

Just as an add in here, I have been trying to upload this file since last Tuesday. I don't know what is wrong with my internet but something serious. I have more free patterns but it may take me awhile to get them all up here, so please check back.

I used up some scraps that I had.

First you need some scraps of yellow and red. They only need to be about 12 inches wide. I cut them into 1.75 inches by width of fabric scrap - mine were about 12 inches wide.
I cut 4 of them in yellow and 4 in red.

Sew them together alternating the yellow and the reds. When you have all 8 sewn together, cut them across the strips into 1.75 inch strips again. Sew these all together, making sure that they alternate with the red yellow red yellow
all the way across.

Next you will need 1.5 inch strips of beige or whatever light color scrap you have. Cut 4 of those. 2 to fit across the top and bottom and then 2 for each of the sides.

After those are in place, cut green strips 1.25 inches by the length of the finished square to fit sides and then top and bottom.

Sew the outside beige strips or whatever light color you used into 2.75 inch strips and then sew those top and bottom and sides to the square.

Now you need to applique the little corners in place. The file below should print out at 2.5 inches high. If you have trouble with it, email me and I will send you the pdf. file.