I won’t lie to you, I am not a chess player.
My husband and son are, though, and they both thought chess quilt blocks would be a great idea!
Each chess piece measures 2″ x 5″ (2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ unfinished) with additional instructions to make 5″ (5 1/2″ unfinished) blocks.
The mock up I’ve done above in EQ7 is the wall hanging I’m planning for my hubby. He needs a little quilted love at work!
In addition to the patterns for the individual blocks, the pattern also includes a handy chart to help you make a chess quilt! Use the patterns as-is for a 40″ x 40″ quilt, or enlarge (or reduce!) for a quilt the size of your choice!
A Friendly Game
chess pieces to paper piece
6 – 2” x 5” (2 1/2” x 5 1/2” unfinished)
5” (5 1/2” unfinished) with side sashing
Included six paper pieced chess patterns and a simple chart to help create your own chessboard quilt!
My patterns, as always, as as simple as I can make them for ease of printing and understanding. Whenever possible, I make patterns printable in black and white. After all, we’d rather spend money on fabric than ink for our patterns!