Thursday, December 06, 2007

Thursday Thirteen plus One

Now for something a little different. Five years ago, Mr Karate came home from college and asked Mom if she could make him a chessboard, because he was learning how to play Chess. She said, "Sure!"

Since Mom goes off the deep end (sorry Mom), she did some research and found out that the size of the squares on the chessboard was supposed to be related to the size of the Chess pieces. Turns out that 2-1/4" was the "regulation" size. So these chessboards are made that way.

She made him a chessboard, didn't like it, and made another. And another. And another. Then she got really hooked. All together she made about 40.

Here are 13 of Mom's favorites. You can click the pictures to biggify.

12. (you know how Mom loves Black and White)

So what does Mom do with all the leftover pieces? She makes a quilt, of course:


Captain Jack and Dante said...

Wow! Those are amazing. Your Mommy is so talented!!

Dragonheart said...

Wow, those chessboards all look wonderful! :) Very cool! Your mom is very talented. Of course, we already knew that because of the Gizzy quilts. :)

Annie said...

Insane. Beautifully insane!

Tybalt said...

Those are all so beautiful! Your mommmy has mad quilting skillz.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Your mom has such a great sense of color and pattern. And very skilled fingers!

Parker said...

That's talent my friend! Mommy can't sew a hem here!
That quilt is mezmerizing!

Catherine on Eastlake said...

I love the quilt.... AND the chess boards.

Will you be selling the chess boards?


Catzee said...

WOW. My mom is furry impurressed.

Derby said...

Your mum is so amazing do do all of this. Love the color and pattern combinations that she used.

MoMo said...

These are gorgeous. Your mommy is so skillful and super artistic. What are you doing with all these chessboards?

Tesla said...


my mommy is making a blanket. she's been crocheting it for almost a year. she gets all bored.

i like to eat it.

Mickey said...

Those are great!!!!Especially #6
I bet your Mom has the technique perfected by now and could make one in no time!!! I mean 40!! Wow!
And the scrap quilt,awesome!!


Max said...

Sweeeeet..#12 is way trippy! And the quilt she made is wicked cool!

Skeeter And LC said...

The Big Thing said to say that he plays chess, but that playing on a cloth board would seem a bit odd (an that #12 would be downright impossible). ;)

They sure are lovely, though...

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

KC said...
those are beautiful. i'd like ta take a nap on one of 'em. Mine mommie sez they looks like art.
Purrs, KC