This project was such a fun one! I can't wait to use it this summer while out camping or even on the deck.
Sew you wanna know how much time it's going to take?
About 2-3 hours for the full project
Will luck be on your side? This horseshoe print is fun for the back of the checkerboard.
Finished Size: Approximately 19"x 19"
I kept it simple with the quilting of the checkerboard, just doing a back and forth following the parallel seam lines of the checkerboard.
Tips to avoid the dreaded seam ripper:
-Take the time to press the playing top, before adding the boarder pieces.
-Be sure to PRESS and not Iron - ironing can distort the overall dimensions of the checkerboard. If your a perfectionist, the finished project will bother you until the end of time :)
-Definitely use interfacing for the backing and the zipper pouch. It adds stability to the overall zipper pocket and to the checkerboard.
Check out the the Traveling Checkerboard Pattern - HERE!
You can also make this exact checkerboard with this kit - HERE!
Grab wooden checkerboard pieces - HERE!