I know a little boy who joined the checkers club at his school and is a big Seattle Seahawks fan. One of the very finest things about being able to sew is having the ability make him his very own Seattle Seahawks checkerboard and combine his loves! I gathered fabrics and realized that red checkers looked awful with Seahawks colors. I ordered a set of replacement checker pieces that came in dark and light wood tones. It was perfect, and allowed me to deconstruct and personalize their little storage bag, too.
I had a slight moment of panic when I finished the board. I tried to set up the pieces and laid them out in two solid rows, like chess pieces. There weren’t enough, and for a minute I was just sure that I used the wrong number of squares! But then I realized what I had done, felt ridiculous and relieved, and took the picture. I’m very happy to have a unique gift to give my young friend!
What a wonderful, creative gift–and it’s portable and washable–well done!
Perfect idea! I have a little friend that is a Minnesota Vikings fan. This may be next years’ gift!