Happy Birthday, Jordy! I’m always looking for the next best gift idea to make for my grand nieces and nephews. After seeing these at a craft show, I decided to make my own. Of course. This is actually the 5th version!
My friend, Candace, auditioned the first two with her grandchildren. I made one with batting and one without. The consensus was that the batting was easier to write on.
After that, I worked on how to border it
Here’s a version with turned up edges.
The chalkboard fabric is so slippery, it was very hard to do this without puckering.
For the next version I added borders, using the quilt as you go method. The binding is 4 strips with the ends turned under. That was easy. On a side note, dark fabric shows the white chalk residue.
The final version is Jordy’s Hot Wheels fabric and I found a long piece of gray for the binding, which I attached like I would for a quilt. The chalkboard fabric wasn’t laying flat and I took chance and ironed it from the back on low, which improved it.
I didn’t get a picture of the kids playing with them, but they loved them!
I’m linking up with A Stitch In Time for a November finish! I need to be finishing some quilts, but this will have to do for know! Check out the other November finishes!
Thanks! Linda 🙂