Here's the story behind this game quilt:
I'd been trying and trying to find something to make for this challenge since it was announced but had little success. I went through all the games in our house (which are many) seeing if I could make something work and finally I decided I couldn't so I wouldn't enter. But, I've seen that up until a few days ago there weren't any entries and that bothered me but still I could think of nothing. Well, last night I was working on another quilt project and after I laid it all out, I gave it a good look over and wondered if there was any way to make it my entry. I thought maybe, if I really stretched my imagination, it could be a tic-tac-toe board and then a light bulb went off in my head Why not make one!
So, I laid in bed last night figuring it out and before falling asleep I had a plan. I woke early and decided I better get my pattern down on paper:
As you can see, it took me all of 3 minutes to do that!
Then I started working on the project:
and what I thought was going to be very easy, turned a little tricky as I tried to line up all the intersections to be an exact match:
But, after some tearing out and re-sewing, I finally matched things up to my satisfaction and in a few hours, I had a brand new tic-tac-toe board:
Just to prove it is actually a 'real' quilt, here's a picture of the back, showing the quilting I did:
However, you can't play without playing pieces so that meant a trip to the craft store to purchase some fun foam. I wasn't up to making the traditional X's and O's this morning, so I made different colored squares. My son and I played the inaugural game:
which went to the cat (don't know why it's called that but I remember when I was a kid and we played this game, we kpet three scores, one for each player and the ties went to the cat.) However, I (the purple squares) won the second game!
And thus ends the story of the creation of my Tic-Tac-Toe Board