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Redundant Doctors for the Win!

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Are you tired of hearing about the Doctor Who quilt?

This is it, I promise, the LAST post about it!

Despite talking about it in countless TTMT videos, I just had to share one more post in photos. There’s just something about a good picture, don’t you think?

Doctor Who Quilt 2013

Here she is, the finished quilt with all 11 Doctors plus the TARDIS.

I know, I know, even I’m blown away by this quilt!

Doctor Who Stitch Along Quilt

How about a close up of the quilting? I free motion quilted it on my Baby Lock Quest Plus. The whole thing. On a home sewing machine. Yes, I did!

Doctor Who Stitch Along Quilt

My quilting isn’t perfect, but it makes my daughter happy, and since this is her quilt, I’m happy, too!

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*sigh*

I just LOVE the geometry. LOVE IT>

Doctor Who Quilt - Label

The lovely label made using¬†Jessica Blacknall’s “50 Years” pattern with the names of the Doctor Who Stitch Along Designers added in the space.

Doctor Who TARDIS pillow and Doctor Who Stitch Along QuiltAnd, because it had to be done, a giant TARDIS pillow to go with it.

TARDIS pattern by me, available on Fandom In Stitches.

My daughter leaves for college on Saturday. These are hers. ūüôā

Want to hear more about all this stuff? Watch my last TTMT video!

Because I love this quilt layout SO very much and because you asked, I thought it unfair to not share it with the world!

Here it is, dubbed Faux Mitered Marvel, a full-color six page pattern complete with fabric chart and instructions, just $8 on Craftsy. The best part is you could feature ANYTHING in the 8″ and 5″ squares.

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Time and Relative Dimension In Space

Embroidered Doctor Who blocks

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.

TARDIS
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.

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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 Wibbley Wobbley Timey Wimey
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.

trust me

Trust Me, 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.
Bow Ties Are Cool
Because they are. And I couldn’t resist. ¬†I’m particularly pleased with how the bow tie came out.
 
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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.
10" TARDIS quilt block, paper pieced
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!
Daleks in progress.
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.

Doctor Who Stitch Along - The First Doctor The Second Doctor

The First Doctor, Designed by Aalia Zaman

The second Doctor, Designed by Jennifer Ofenstein (me!)

The Third Doctor The Fourth Doctor

The Third Doctor, Designed by Aalia Zaman

The Fourth Doctor, Designed by Kim Kuehn

The Fifth Doctor The Sixth Doctor

The Fifth Doctor, Designed by Kristel Carnahan

The Sixth Doctor, Designed by Jennifer Ofenstein

Seven The Eighth Doctor

The Seventh Doctor, Designed by Kristel Carnahan

The Eighth Doctor, Designed by Jordan Frederick

The Ninth Doctor The Tenth Doctor

The Ninth Doctor, designed by Aalia Zaman

The Tenth Doctor, designed by Jennifer Ofenstein

Eleven TARDIS, week 12 of the DWSAL

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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The Sixth Doctor

Wow, week 6 of the Doctor Who Stitch Along! How did it roll around so fast?

Oh, right. End of the school year. Graduation. Vacation. AND I gave away a Harry Potter quilt.

Time flies when you’re busy!

Stitching The Doctor has been a very zen experience for me. For some reason, I have gravitated towards backstitching and I’ve very much enjoyed sitting in the evening stitch, stitch, stitching away.

The Sixth Doctor, who I designed for the SAL, is the obvious exception for backstitching. French knots, and lots of! Mmm, texture!

The Sixth Doctor on Fandom In Stitches

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The Doctors so far, stitched by me. Designers are noted below.

Doctor Who Stitch Along - The First Doctor The Second Doctor

The First Doctor, Designed by Aalia Zaman

The second Doctor, Designed by Jennifer Ofenstein (me!)

The Third Doctor The Fourth Doctor

The Third Doctor, Designed by Aalia Zaman

The Fourth Doctor, Designed by Kim Kuehn

The Fifth Doctor The Sixth Doctor

The Fifth Doctor, Designed by Kristel Carnahan

The Sixth Doctor, Designed by Jennifer Ofenstein

I’ve been playing with the idea of adding additional sashing to each of my blocks, or possibly adding another block in between. This Doctor Who quilt will be for my daughter and she’d like to take it to college with her in the fall. I’d like it to be the right size for the super long twin bed that will be in her dorm room. ¬†Fortunately, I still have a little time to decide which direction to go from here!

Now that The Doctor has had his day (Wednesday, of course!), it’s back to work for me. I am in the process of updating each pattern in my Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends Series. For the first time ever, I’ll be offering each block from every set individually, something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time! These will be available exclusively in my Craftsy shop.

Until next time!

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