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