We brought our "A-game" for this next project featuring our Norwegian Wood collection! We knew that the cheater Log Cabin design makes for the perfect fussy cut square, so we decided to design something fun with that as our jumping off point. We quickly came up with this Roll + Go Gameboard and we think it's got "all the right moves." (I'm so punny!)
To contrast with the colorblocked Log Cabin fabric we chose our Mixed Nuts in White for the alternate squares. The binding picks up the little pops of marine blue throughout Norwegian Wood. You'll find that Hills fabric in our newly expanded Etched collection of hand-drawn modern basics.
We backed it with our Minky Dimple Dot in Glacier Blue which coordinates perfectly with our Norwegian Wood line. Our Laura cleverly designed a hidden pocket to stash the game pieces. You can also see a peek at the pocket lining, Etched Vanes in Glacier Blue, another great coordinate for the collection!
For the game pieces themselves, we used a bit of double sided fusible fleece, with Thicket in Honey and Thicket in Stone on either side. Of course, you could also use the board for chess. Grab an extra set from home or, if you're feeling especially crafty, you could embroider the corresponding letters of the game pieces - K for knight, R for rook, P for pawn, etc...
The finished plush game board measures about 18" square, which seems pretty standard. The trick that makes it travel size is that you ca fold and roll it into a nice compact burrito, perfect for stashing when you're dashing on the go. My little girl has already requested to bring it along for her next sleepover at grandma's and grandpa's house!
I hope you're feeling inspired to make this fun travel game-board project! It makes a great gift for anyone big or small. Your move!!!