Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Game Quilt {Guest Post}

This quilt idea comes from our Aunt KayLynne. She is the mom to our cake decorating cousin Nancy, and our book loving cousin Annette. She is also the one person in our family that has a game for everything and every occasion. So, it came as no surprise that she'd come up with such an awesome idea!

Here is her Game Quilt:

She made it to take on picnics or to pass the time on trips or while waiting for a parade. Genius, huh? It is backed with brushed denim.

The quilt includes the following games: Backgammon (bottom left), I Spy or Matching (bottom right), Don't Eat Pete (middle left), Bean Bag Toss or Tic-Tac-Toe (top left) and Checkers (top right). She also made herself a carrying bag to put all the game pieces in.

If you love this idea as much as we do, leave Aunt KayLynne a comment so she can read how cool she is! :)

If you don't know about Don't Eat Pete you need to try it, even if you don't make this quilt. This is a favorite game with the kids in our families.

How to play "Don't Eat Pete":

Send the first player away from the game board or into another room. The remaining players choose which one of the twelve people (or spaces) on the game board will be "Pete" for the round. Place one M&M in each square of the game board. Have the first player come back and begin picking and eating M&M's from the game board. As soon as the player tries to pick "Pete" everyone yells "Don't Eat Pete!" The player keeps all the M&M's picked up before trying to get Pete.

Refill the game board and play again with the next player.

You can use cereal or other small snack foods as well as any type of small candy for this game.

HERE is a really cute free download of a Don't Eat Pete game board.


  1. This is a super cute idea. Im almost done with one of my own. Id love to see pictures of any one else's game quilt if people decide to make one too!

  2. I love this! We have 8 grand kids and I am headed back to US for a visit (this week as a matter of fact!) so I think this will be my next project--thank you!

  3. wow, this is such a neat idea!

  4. I really want to try this one. I guess I'll have to be on the lookout for cool fabrics for I Spy.

  5. I want one, Aunt Kaylynne!!!!!

    Or, at least I want to sit next to you at a parade. Great idea.

  6. Oh, that is a great idea! I want to start looking for good I Spy fabric!

  7. Best idea EVER! I love it! I'm planning my own right now!

  8. That is a very cool quilt. My kids would love it.

  9. Love this idea it's on my list to do.

  10. Very pretty, and how fun! Kids would have a blast with that for years.



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