This will likely take more than one post, because one just can't get all the fun from just a short post about a quilt this awesome.
Pets on Quilts Show, I found my way to a Quilt Along hosted by Melissa at Happy Quilting. I thought this was such a great idea that I hopped over to The Fat Quarter Shop to see what they had in the way of some charm packs that might do the trick. I fell in love with a pack of 5" charms in a rainbow of colors. I grabbed a stack of those (four charm packs to make sure I had four squares to make up each of my playing pieces) along with one charm pack of black and a few yards of black Kona cotton for the borders and binding, all from Robert Kaufman.
Electric Quilt to design the layout of my quilt. Since I love puzzle games, I've spent more than a little time getting those funny shaped blocks into line. I wanted it to be believable to someone that has played the game. No full lines near the bottom or anywhere else. If you have a line, it has to have a blank (black, in this instance) block in it. Otherwise, it would have zapped itself right off your playing field. I was restricted in the number of playing pieces I could make, so this was also a consideration. With only enough colored blocks for 41 playing pieces, I had to make them fit into the proper field. I ended up with a field that was 10 blocks wide by 17 blocks long. I widened the quilt slightly by adding a similarly sized sashing and a row of playing pieces to the right of the main play area that was only two blocks wide.
Game paused until my next post.