Here's an easy quilted tic tac toe game for toddlers. All kinds of fabrics can be used for this, just make sure they are bright and fun. Any shapes can be used for the game pieces. The one pictured below has a monkey theme with sock monkey heads and banana shapes. I made another one with X and O game pieces. Download and print out the free instructions at the bottom of this post. Monkey head and banana shapes are included.
9 - 6.5” squares
1 - fat quarter for backing
6 - 1.5“ x 6.5” for sashing between squares
2 - 1.5“ strips x width of rows sewn together
Scraps of low loft batting and fabric for Xs and Os
30” grow grain ribbon
Make a big nine patch block with sashing in between for game board. Sew it together, pressing as you go. Piece together a backing or use a fat quarter. Make a quilt sandwich of backing, batting and top. Quilt as much as you like. In the ditch along the binding/sashing strip edges, Xs across the diagonals of the 6.5” squares. Trim and bind this little quilt.
I'm excited to share this new pattern with you. Ichimatsu Mountain Home. Think Sunbonnet Sue with Asian flavor. You can use your stash of beautiful Asian prints in large and small scale to make the quilt. Or take a look at the beautiful lines of Kona Bay Fabrics and Hoffman. The Ichimatsu Doll appliqué, mountain blocks, and house block can be used for other future projects too. I was thinking it might be fun to do an Indigo table runner with the Ichimatsu Doll stitched out in Sashiko. Pattern is available here in PDF download format. Hope you have fun with it.