Welcome to my second post for Amy’s Creative Side’s twice-annual Blogger’s Quilt Festival, this time in the Bed Quilt category.
Did you miss my first post? It’s right here!
Yeah, that’s right, I’m posting twice…Bloggers can enter two categories this year and my 2013 has been very quilty!
Also? Be sure to read to the end for a fun giveaway!
There are a couple of themes going on my BQF posts. 1) Fandom! Fandom! Fandom! and 2) Quilts made for people I love.
If you read my previous post, then you know I made an Agatha Christie wall hanging for my best friend’s birthday. This post is all about the Doctor Who quilt I made earlier this year for my daughter’s first dorm room.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, my other quilting site, Fandom In Stitches, hosted a Doctor Who Stitch Along. Myself, along with an number of other talented designers, presented 12 free hand embroidered designs depicting the first 11 Doctors plus the TARDIS.
For my own project, I created a unique layout that would ultimately make a quilt large enough for my daughter to use while living away from home.
She’s a freshman this fall, and it was especially important to me to create a quilt that was meaningful to her.
The eleven Doctors and the TARDIS are surrounded by faux mitered blocks with an army of paper pieced Daleks marching around the border. (Free Dalek pattern).
The Doctors are hand embroidered using DMC on Moda Marble Dots.
The entire quilt was free-motion quilted by me on my Baby Lock Quest Plus.
Above, you can see the quilt on her first-ever dorm bed! I made the quilt at the foot of the bed, too. It’s also something she loves…InuYasha!
She texted this photo to me, and I still tear up a bit when I think of her wrapped in quilts I made. 🙂
And, because I know it’s likely to come up, you can get the free TARDIS pattern by me (see the throw pillow?) on Fandom In Stitches! 😉
My daughter’s favorite Doctor? This handsome guy here! She wanted swirly quilting, so that’s what she got!
Watch the video where I talk about this quilt!
We also invited our community to share their own designs, like this 50 Years block designed by Jessica used for the label on my daughter’s quilt.
See more pictures of this Doctor Who Quilt.
Get free Doctor Who patterns from Fandom In Stitches.
As an added bonus today, comment on this post with the name of your favorite book for a chance to win one of two prizes! I’ll be giving away a free copy of Quiltmaker’s Quilts from 100 Blocks and a copy of of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol 7. to TWO random commenters at the end of the festival!
Quilts From 100 Blocks includes my pattern Corn Maze and Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 7 includes my pattern Make Lemonade. Want these magazines now? Get them in my Etsy shop!
There’s always lots going on around Sewhooked! In October, join me Name That Mustache and Crafts of Halloweens Past!
Don’t forget to check out the Blogger’s Quilt Festival for more fabulous quilts!
I hope to see you around!
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Featured Pattern: Faux Mitered Marvel, $8 on Craftsy
your quilt is wonderful. I know your daughter loves it 1) it was made by mom and 2)it was made with lots of love. She knows this everytime she sees it and crawls under it. Way to go!!! Just a side note: I already do have vol. 7 Thanks for a chance.
This quilt is wonderful. I am working on the doctors myself. Working on number 6 now.
I already commented on your Agatha Christie post, so this isn’t a duplicate attempt to enter, just a shout out to say, “Coolest mom ever!”–a Doctor Who quilt for a dorm room.
what a brilliant quilt! I’m not sure I could sleep with all those daleks, though – I spent my childhood hiding behind the sofa when they were on tv!
Hi Charlotte! You were one of my winners for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! If you’ll email your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org, I’ll get your prize in the mail. Thanks for commenting!
Wow, I love the effect the faux mitered corners have. Very much like the old Dr Who when the Tardis spins around…..nice optical illusion! What a fabulous hug to send along with your daughter.
My inner nerd is so happy right now!
How fun!! My daughter would love this quilt, and a young friend would go absolutely ape wild. 😀 Well done! As for my favorite book – ? I love books so very much, I don’t know if I could ever come up with a single favorite. Recently I really, really enjoyed “Moon over Manifest” by Clare Vanderpool
Ooh what fun, a Doctor Who quilt!!! I bet your daughter is the envy of the dorm with her lovely quilt. 🙂
My favorite book is Outlander. I saw that Starz network is filming a series based of this wonderful book, and since it has been a while since I read it I decided to get the audio book.
When my son was little we would all climb in our bed and watch The Doctor. My son is now 44 and it is one of his best childhood memories. We still say to each other “exterminate, exterminate, exterminate” like the Daleks did and then smile at the memory. I’m going to enlarge the Tardis and make a lap quilt for him to use when he watches TV. Still think that Tom, forget his last name, was the Doctor. Should be a challenge enlarging one block, but I’m going to try it.
I would like to make the tardis block quilt pattern for my daughter. Do you have instructions for that pattern?
Hi, Kathy, you can find the TARDIS block here. It’s paper pieced. If you need additional instructions for paper piecing, you can find that here. Happy stitching!