Racing Quilts

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.

Make eight

Make eight

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 four

Make eight 9″ Nine-Patch half blocks with white in the corners.

Make eight

Sew a half block to each side of a Nine-Patch block.

Make four

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!


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Comments

  1. Hi Alexa,
    According to EQ7, the yardage is:
    Black 7 1/8
    White 2
    Red 3 (with a note that long strips are pieced)

    I haven’t tested or confirmed these numbers but they should give you something to go on.
    All the best,
    Kathy

  2. How many yards of each fabric needed for this quilt?

  3. kkwylieNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Rosie,
    How much will you offer me for it? My son isn’t using it anymore…

    Send me an email kathy@kathykwylie.com.
    Kathy

  4. I WANT THIS QUILT FOR MY SON’S ROOM. WHERE CAN I PURCHASE ONE JUST LIKE IT?

  5. LadyShoe10 (Christine)No Gravatar says:

    Love these racing quilts!

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