Monday, February 15, 2010

Making Winter Games While Watching Winter Games (Copycat Challenge #9)

I'm loving watching the Olympic Games on tv! Especially the figure skating (go, Mark and Amanda --- and Olivia!). But, there are hours of games and I find I go stir crazy if I'm watching tv and not doing a stitching project whilst doing so. Enter Project #9 in the Copycat Challenge and-blog-about-it-in-a-year experiment using the Blanket Statement book by Vicki Haninger. Seeing as these are the games, I thought I should make a game using the Catnip Mittens on pages 48-49. No cats are currently living in our house, by the way.
The mitten pattern was reduced to fit the size of the "game board" quilt square with a nine-patch inside the quilt block pattern. Ten mittens were stitched - five with a tree pattern and five with a heart pattern. Play the game just like tic-tac-toe! Trees are the x's and hearts are the o's...no pencils needed with a board ready to go with the square patches in the quilt block as the playing spaces! See? There's a diagonal "win" with the hearts.
Flip the quilt block square over, and flip the tree and heart mittens over and there's yet another game to play! This one is meant to be a button matching game. Yes, there are designs on the other side, but it won't matter too much to try to find the matches Concentration style. Easy peesy to roll up the little game board with 10 mittens inside and slip into this matching bag for storage. Too bad I'll have to wait a coupla years to play this with Ellie...Wes isn't much interested in playing these games when there's ski jumping and other winter sports going on in those televised games. Oh, and stay tuned for a lot of Blanket Statement action due to hours plunked in front of the tv set...

3 comments:

simplicity said...

Very, very cute Deb! I love all these projects!

Timi + Andrew said...

You are one busy lady, Deb! Always come up with adorable stuff to make!

Spirit Bear said...

those tiny mittens are precious - just like your little Ellie. Thanks for the updates, Deb. Prayers and hope for a full recovery to Jed.