Sew a Reversible Bucket Hat for all ages

Sew a Reversible Bucket Hat for all ages

Sew a Reversible Bucket Hat for all ages

One thing I love about the prints in the I’d Rather be Playing Chess fabric collection is that they don’t ALL have obvious chess icons on them. You can mix and match the checkerboard print, stripes and textured solids for projects that have nothing to do with chess.

Julia of Bayhill Studio did just that when she made this cool Bucket Hat – perfect for drizzly weather, sunny days for people of all ages. She used the Sorrento Bucket Hat Pattern by Elbe Textiles – and IT’S REVERSIBLE!

Check Mate Quilt Pattern from Riley Blake Designs

 

Go to Julia’s BLOG for photos and details. Follow her on Instagram @bayhillstudio for more projects and inspiration.

Thank you Julia for doing such fun things with my fabric!

If you make this quilt or anything else from the Chess fabrics I’d love to see!

Tag me on Instagram: @artisttarareed
Share it on Pinterest: pinterest.com/artisttarareed

– Tara Reed

P.S. Click Here to see more I’d Rather Be Playing Chess Fabric projects >

Free: Check Mate Quilt Pattern

Free: Check Mate Quilt Pattern

FREE Check Mate Quilt Pattern

Looking for a chess themed quilt pattern? This free pattern combines the chess quotes on the fabric panel, chess piece prints and some simple quilt blocks and borders  using my I’d Rather be Playing Chess collection from Riley Blake Designs.

The finished Quilt size is 64″ x 64″ – and the pattern is FREE from Riley Blake Designs!

 

If you make this quilt or anything else from the Chess fabrics I’d love to see!

Tag me on Instagram: @artisttarareed
Share it on Pinterest: pinterest.com/artisttarareed

– Tara Reed

P.S. Click Here to see more I’d Rather Be Playing Chess Fabric projects >

Make a Drawstring Bag for your Chess Pieces with fabric from the “I’d Rather be Playing Chess” collection

Make a Drawstring Bag for your Chess Pieces with fabric from the “I’d Rather be Playing Chess” collection

Make a Drawstring Bag for your Chess Pieces with fabric from the “I’d Rather be Playing Chess” collection

I just love the Drawstring Bags Julia of BAYHILL STUDIO made with fabric from my I’d Rather be Playing Chess collection from Riley Blake Designs. I am also a bit enamored with her Star Wars Chess Set!

She used one of the quotes from the fabric panel for the larger bag and a checkerboard print for the smaller one.

Here is a peek at all of the fabrics in the collection.

I'd Rather be Playing Chess Fabric by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs

Visit Julia’s blog post to see more pictures and find the link to the free drawstring bag tutorial.

It’s your move – what will you make with the chess fabrics first?

If you make bags or anything else from the Chess fabrics I’d love to see!

Tag me on Instagram: @artisttarareed
Share it on Pinterest: pinterest.com/artisttarareed

– Tara Reed

P.S. Click Here to see more I’d Rather Be Playing Chess Fabric projects >

I’d Rather Be Playing Chess Fabric Sneak Peek

I’d Rather Be Playing Chess Fabric Sneak Peek

kids playing chess

THE INSPIRATION…

I have memories of sitting over a chess board with my dad when I was little, learning the rules about how each piece moved and learning to think a few moves ahead. When my son was little, the scene was recreated with me as the teacher and him as the student. Now my brother is teaching my niece and nephews – so while chess never became a passion for us it is definitely a family tradition passed down through the generations.
 

Chess teaches fundamental life skills: problem solving, focus, patience and strategy to name a few.  I will admit that I was more intrigued by the artistic aspects of chess: the shapes of the pieces, the textures of the wood and they myriad of themes chess sets come in beyond the traditional.  Whatever your connection to the game, I hope this fabric inspires you to sew the way it inspired me to paint!

“I’d Rather Be Playing Chess” will include 12 prints and a panel with 4 images you can use for quilts, bags and more!

zipper bags from Chess Fabric by Tara Reed
quilt from Chess Fabric by Tara Reed

Watch the video to see a preview of the prints and some samples of projects I’ll be sharing when the fabric comes out.

I hope you enjoyed this preview of the chess fabrics coming to stores in the fall off 2021! I’m excited to see what you create!

Tara Reed