Thursday, May 11, 2017

Checker Board

56.5 x 71.5

I bought a box of fabrics from a friend. In the box was a whole bunch of coordinating fabric and two kinds of blocks. The black set had 12 and the white set had 19. I've never seen a pattern like this before, but it was easy to follow because the blocks were sewn so well.

After doing some math, I brought each block up to 21 and laid it on my design wall.  It just seemed too small.  So I added another column and another row. Still looking too small, I found I could make blocks for one more row. So I ended up making half of the blocks for this quilt. Then I added a small black border to finish it off.

A large piece of the striped fabric was included in the box, so I used it for the back and the binding. I was able to almost match the two pieces together so the seam isn't really seen. Not perfect, but pretty good.

I used the stripe fabric for the binding too. Add a nice finishing touch to the quilt. 

Linking with Myra at Busy Hands Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. Wowzers, you turned that fabric into a gorgeous quilt! I may have to write the pattern for that {snicker, snicker!}

  2. Good for you that you were able to get it all worked out to where you wanted it to be. Love, love, love that striped binding!

  3. Hi Shannon,
    Wow - what a nice find/buy! I love the design, the fabrics and that black border you added is just perfect. The first thing I noticed was how cute the binding was and that it really was perfect to go with the quilt (and I have a thing for stripes). ~smile~

  4. Really love what you did with this quilt! The colors are gorgeous together and I really like the design too. Congrats on a great finish!

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous! The striped backing and binding are fabulous!


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