PJ 1114 Chess Pieces and Chess Pieces in the Shadows

Interesting block which I have seen a few times, but don’t recall ever seeing a name attached to it other than Drundard’s Path variation. I nearly called it Seahorse, but then I actually drew a Patchwork Jigsaw Seahorse, which I’m hoping will surface amongst the many folders of graph paper I have scribbled on. (Think I made a doll quilt using the Seahorse ….. wonder if I have a photo of that!)

Anyway, when I was twisting and turning the four quarters of this block I came across the double-headed thingy which I have used in the border which vaguely reminds me of a chess piece, and now I just see chess pieces every time I see the block. Because it looks nothing like a real chess piece it is just as well I don’t play chess!

In this design nine blocks are made with a strong contrast between the shapes and the background, the rest have very little contrast. It makes for a much lighter design

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I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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8 Responses to PJ 1114 Chess Pieces and Chess Pieces in the Shadows

  1. jenclair says:

    I don’t really play chess either, but we’ve always had chest sets for “pseudo-play”…which means we know how to move the pieces, but not any strategy.

    Anyway, I see chess pieces. Especially in the first one and predominantly, the knight!


  2. Blogless me says:

    It is a most adorable design and yes! yes! yes! it is a chess piece. What is referred to as “knight” in English, is often called “horse” in some other languages and there is definitely a horse’s profile formed by the four adjacent drunkard blocks.

    I’ve just discovered your block through
    and have added it to my Google Reader. Thanks for the inspiration!


  3. The borders on both these quilts are terrific. The high contrast and the intricate details make them very dramatic.


    • Wayne,

      It is amazing what can be designed using that square with a bite taken out of it, and some of the borders, like these, can be rather dramatic, though that can change with the fabrics used.

      Judy B


  4. Epic post, I’ve been playing chess since I was eleven, I never get bored of it.


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