Welcome to the February 2018 Theme
Oh Anne, I ALWAYS love your chain stitch squares....you always pick such great colour combos to really make them POP!! :))
I was so ready to do this month's theme! Lubabalo Kondlo of South Africa is a Grand Master of Draughts. We call draughts checkers in America.
I was going to do a blanket square. Either a 8 inch square that is a checkerboard, for draughts or checkers, to be put into a blanket. OR a four squares checkerboard that would fit into a blanket. Still working out the math stitch details but it would need to work out to 16 inches by 16 inches.
BUT I can not come up with idea for attaching the game pieces!!! I know the blanket has to be able to go thru washing so keeping pieces together are an issue. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Hi Deborah, Perhaps if you crotcheted an 8" square with a pocket and flap that you could seal down with Velcro?. If you had your pieces in a little drawstring bag they could be kept inside it and then removed when the blanket needed to be washed. If it was too bulky you could do 8"x16" and sew this onto the side of your 16"x16" square and then everything would be together..Hope this has been of some help to you.
Here is a link to a game of naughts and crosses in a square that our dear Gloria Grandy made a few years back....and I love Marion's idea of putting the pieces in a little drawstring bag for safe keeping. :))
Thank you thank you Bev and Gloria. I was so hoping a KASer had done this before but I could not find anything in my searching. This will lead me to my solution.
I am liking Marion's idea of a large pocket square.
UOoooooh, a big pocket square... Thinking on this.
Thank you Marion.
What a great idea, Deborah.
Thank you Valerie but this one is not really my idea. I am just adapting a Lion Brand yarn idea.
Brilliant square Susanne!
Indeed. Brilliant!! Love it. Thanks Susanne.
Oh what a CUTE giraffe, Sue! You do intarsia sooooo well......if only I could get the tension right, so as not to have holes and bad stitching....lol.