A short while ago, Samantha commissioned me for another quilt. She wanted a motorcyle quilt for her husband, Michael. But NOT a Harley motorcycle quilt… and not sport bikes, but Yamaha blue if I could manage it.
It took some doing, but I found some fabric with generic, classic-style motorcycles. Samantha approved.
I love commissions from her because she’s generally easy to please. I suggested a dissapearing nine-patch for the pattern, showed her some examples and she said go for it.
The other day, I finally got around to cutting up all the fabrics, and decided I had time to put just one block together. Of course, it’s starts with a plain-ole nine patch”
The D9P can look very different, depending on how you place your fabric. My favourite way to do it is as you see here. A big print in the corners, a neutral or solid (where I have the white), and a simple, or small print for the centre.
Once the nine-patch is together, it’s time to cut.
Just a simple slice, up the middle, both ways. Then you turn two of the blocks around:
And sew it all back together
Easy peasy. Of course, there are more blocks to come, but I’ll chain piece them one day when I have a chunk of time to sew.
10 thoughts on “Motorhead”
Motorcycles! You do get to make some fun quilts.
Now that is one cool quilt. You make it look so easy. I’d have squares going every which way! 🙂
Samantha (and her DH) are going to love it.
What fun fabric! That is going to be a great quilt.
Nice work on all of the fabric hunting! This is a good block!
I love this technique. So you have to take the extra seam allowance into consideration, yes? I’m not a quilter, so I’m just musing…
D9P is in my top 5 favs!!!
That fabric is perfect! I’ll bet she and he will love that quilt!
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