DS Checkerboard

Finished: DS Checkerboard

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I finished this quilt a while ago – early March I would guess – but it never made it on the blog.

This quilt is a collaboration between my friend Amy and I. She won a jelly roll of Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt and had turned it into the checkerboard top. Over the holidays I was at her house and saw the top in a pile destined for charity quilts and I rescued it. I added the blue clamshell-print border from Shelburne Falls and a large-scale blue and black plaid from one of her DS lines for the backing.

I quilted it in two or three different variegated threads because I didn’t have enough of any one thing. I quilted only in the colored squares and I like how it creates an argyle effect in the wider border. The binding is Kona Jade.

Chicopee checkerboard


It is the perfect size for a couch quilt – approximately 65″ x 75″, and my cat has claimed it as hers.

She really does love that quilt. Hasn't moved much since I got it out this afternoon. #catsofinstagram #russianblue #catsonquilts #dsq #ds

Quilt Stats
name: DS Checkerboard
size: Large throw – 65″ x 75″
pattern: checkerboard pieced by Amy S., borders added by me.
fabrics: Chicopee, Shelburne Falls, DS Quilts, Kona Jade
quilting: Diagonal quilting through colored squares only with two different variegated threads.

carlaFinished: DS Checkerboard