And then there was that summer that I spent every free moment stitching something related to Doctor Who with other designers and loads of a DW fans.
It. Was. Awesome.
The Doctor Who Stitch Along on Fandom In Stitches has officially concluded. Myself and six other designers presented 12 free hand embroidered designs over 12 weeks.
I cannot tell you how much sheer joy I get out of events like this. For me, fandom means community and a Stitch Along is a great way to bring fans (and stitchers!) together!
Today, we added Bonus Blocks by the original SAL designers as well as oodles of great designs as part of the Doctor Who Stitch Along Design Invitational, all from FiS readers!
Below are my own extra offerings (and one I stitched from Aalia!) as well as my DWSAL blocks.
Time And Relative Dimension In Space
Time And Relative Dimension In Space. Had to be done! This will be a cornerstone for my DW quilt. I think it’s my favorite of the smaller designs.
Alternative Tenth Doctor
This alternative version was my original Ten pattern and the one that started the idea for the SAL. After drafting and stitching him up, I decided this style wasn’t quite what I was going for, so I started over and created the Tenth Doctor seen in the SAL (he’s below with the other Doctors!). He will most likely end up as a cushion cover to coordinate with the DW quilt I’m making for my daughter.
I’m The Doctor & Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey
I’m the Doctor and Wibbley Wobbley Timey Wimey are two more cornerstones for my DW quilt.
, designed by Aalia Zaman
. You can find this on Page 1
of her Doctor Who quotes! This is the final cornerstone for my DW quilt.
Because they are. And I couldn’t resist. I’m particularly pleased with how the bow tie came out.
Since I digitized the 11th Doctor’s logo for the Time and Relative Dimension in Space design, I thought I should share it on it’s own for anyone that might like it. It’s 7 1/2″, so it could be used with the SAL blocks if desired.
So, during all the Who-insanity, two things happened (just, two?!).
One, my daughter asked for an army of Daleks around her quilt. They’re in progress (below), from an updated version of a pattern I designed several years ago. While work on the first couple of the little killing machines, I kept thinking about paper piecing a TARDIS large enough for a cushion. It stuck in my head. And then, of course, I realized that if I made not just the block, but the actual pattern larger, I could get lots of details in. Hmmm…. I’ve designed two paper pieced TARDIS patterns in the past (see them here
) and while I do like those, I’ve always wanted more detail. So, I sat down and drew the 10″ TARDIS. It is exactly what it sounds like. I might even stitch “Police Public Call Box” after I piece it…which is AFTER I finish the Dalek Army!
8 of 12 Daleks….just four more to go!
The are lots more paper pieced Doctor Who-themed patterns for Free on Fandom In Stitches…get them here!
My completed Doctor Who Stitch Along blocks. Designers are noted below.
The First Doctor, Designed by Aalia Zaman
The second Doctor, Designed by Jennifer Ofenstein (me!)
The Third Doctor, Designed by Aalia Zaman
The Fourth Doctor, Designed by Kim Kuehn
The Fifth Doctor, Designed by Kristel Carnahan
The Sixth Doctor, Designed by Jennifer Ofenstein
The Seventh Doctor, Designed by Kristel Carnahan
The Eighth Doctor, Designed by Jordan Frederick
The Ninth Doctor, designed by Aalia Zaman
The Tenth Doctor, designed by Jennifer Ofenstein
The Eleventh Doctor, designed by Soma Acharya
The TARDIS, designed by Angelica Rodriguez
Well, that’s it for me! After I finish the final four Daleks, I can get the borders pieced and then it’s on to quilting and then the big reveal. Today…I buy batting! Almost there!
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