Last weekend, I attended my first Formula 1 race in Montreal. It was amazing! The beauty of the cars; the roar of the engines; the thrill of the racing – it was all quite inspiring. So, in honor of the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix, my blog this week features racing quilts!
I have been exposed to motor car racing a fair bit over the years, so perhaps it isn’t surprising that racing should make its way into a couple quilts. This little cuddle quilt was made from a fabric panel featuring Mark Martin’s NASCAR stock car.
This bed quilt was the perfect complement for a racing-theme bedroom.
Want to make your own racing quilt? Here’s how.
Begin with a 9″ Double Nine-Patch variation.
Add three 3″ borders.
Make sixteen 9″ Nine-Patch blocks. Make eight with black in the corners and eight with white in the corners.
Join blocks together to frame the center unit.
Add three more 3″ borders.
This section will be turned on-point and four large triangles added.
For the triangles, make four more 9″ Nine-Patch blocks with black in the corners.
Make eight 9″ Nine-Patch half blocks with white in the corners.
Sew a half block to each side of a Nine-Patch block.
Cut a 10-¼” square in quarters diagonally.
Sew a quarter-square triangle to each Nine-Patch unit.
Add 3″ and 9″ borders to the corner triangles. Attach corners to edges of quilt.
If you’re really keen, you can quilt racing cars in the outer border as I did!