Stitching, Stitching, Stitching

Now that we’re officially underway with the Fandom In Stitches Doctor Who Stitch Along, I can talk a little bit about it!

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Want to join in? Just click the banner! It’s completely free, and most certainly fun!

The idea for the Stitch Along came to me in the fall of 2012 during a conversation about the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who.

Woah…definitely something to celebrate! I was working full time and didn’t have two minutes to rub together, but still the idea percolated. It niggled and irritated and then eventually…I was not working full time anymore! I threw some confetti and then invited some of the most talented hand embroiders I know to help design a 12 block quilt. I told them my idea and we immediately got to work.

The idea, from concept to today, has been about a 7  month process. Before I ever approach anyone to work on a project like this, I do my utmost to think it through. Will it work? Is it a good idea? Who will want to make it? Which blog should it be featured on (I run both Sewhooked and Fandom In Stitches)? What designers (or in many cases, potential designers) should I approach?

And of course, most of all, bigger than anything else…will it be fun?

The answer to the last question should always, ALWAYS be yes!

My version of our Doctor Who quilt is going to be a gift for my daughter. She graduates at the end of May and will be going off to university in the fall. She is by far the most serious Whovian in our house and is super excited at the idea of having a Who-themed quilt!

The First Doctor block completeHello there, Doctor!

This is the very first incarnation of The Doctor, looking very proper. My version is worked entirely in backstitch.

Embroidery pattern designed by Aalia from Joy of Stitches. If you haven’t seen Aalia’s stitching, you have got to visit her blog. Her work is absolutely stunning!

The quilt for my daughter will be made all out of blues with scrappy fabrics. Something like this…

scrappy version (dark outer border)I love how the different blues create a pinwheel effect. Lovely!

Quilt layout designed by me in EQ7 and available on Fandom In Stitches.

fabric for the Doctor Who Stitch Along

These are our fabrics, all pulled from my stash. It seems I have a thing for stars and swirls…in case anyone was unsure about that!

Love Doctor Who? These are my other Who-Themed patterns…all paper pieced and available on for free on the Doctor Who page over on FiS.  If you love DW, be sure to check the Doctor Who page for other fun patterns by some of Fandom In Stitches‘ talented designers!

Click on the image to go to the free pattern.

TARDIS Dalek, updated for 2012 TARDIS

beginning may 19 2013

There are still a couple of spots in my Sunday class. Won’t you join us?

Beginning Paper Piecing @ The Stitching Studio 1- 4 pm;  $35 per person, limit six students; You will receive the class handout and pattern upon registration. Add to Cart
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