Friday, May 17, 2013

TARDIS - my entry in Blogger's Quilt Festival



I am very excited to enter my TARDIS quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

The TARDIS is designed by the time lords of Gallifrey.   (TARDIS = Time and Relative Dimension in Space)  

This quilt, however, is an original design by me.  This is my favorite way to make a quilt - have a general idea what I am going for and then make it up as I go.   Putting the TARDIS 'on point' to imply flying through space (and time) was a bit of a risk as I cut the background fabric but it worked! 




My DD is a big time fan of the BBC show Dr Who.  She has managed to convert me as well.  

This TARDIS quilt was gifted  to her for Christmas - gifted in a very incomplete state.  See the batting peaking out of my quilt sandwich in the photo?  There were no pins - it was all basted - and it took me another few weeks to finish as she impatiently waited (and waited.)  This was by far the largest quilt I have ever FMQ on my home machine.  All the features of the TARDIS were outlined and then I did a basic stipple section by section.



When she opened her gift, her squeals of delight were the kind everyone should hear when they gift a quilt.   My DD loves that can lie on top of the quilt, curl up slightly and 'fit inside the TARDIS.'

I had fun with the quilt label, wishing her well through adventures in time and space!

The quilt measures 48 x 63 inches.  Fabric used was Bella Admiral Blue and Slate Gray along with two panels from Spoonflower, one of them gifted from a new blogging friend Rebeckah.   The background is Kasuri Woven Texture in gray.  The back is a gray flannel.









The Blogger's Quilt Festival is sponsored by Amy from AmysCreativeSide.   The festival begins today, May 17 and nominations are open from May 23-27.  Voting for favorites in each category go from May 28 through May 31 with winners announced on June 1.   This quilt is entered into Bed Quilts category.

And just because, here is the photo of the real TARDIS with my DD's favorite Doctor.




Happy Stitching!

21 comments:

  1. Great design! I especially like the tilt you gave it. Great gift for a Whovian!

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  2. Great quilt!!! So nice when you nail a gift!

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  3. So fun! I have Tardises popping up everywhere I go lately. Makes me smile. Going to have to start watching them all...

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  4. Your quilts are beautiful! I enjoyed looking at your blog. Check out Sunshine penpals and join the fun!
    http://sunshinepenpals.blogspot.com

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  5. I love it. I didn't realize it was such large piece.

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  6. My son is bugging me to make him a Tardis quilt too. I love how yours came out!

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  7. I'm not a Dr Who fam but I like your quilt. Thanks for entering it in the Festival.

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  8. If my daughter sees this, I am toast. She will so want one. Great job.

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  9. wow this is so awesome ,well done,my son would die for this,lol,lucky daughter.xx

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  10. Great quilt! It's always fun when the recipient has such a great reaction!

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  11. That is one out of this world quilt, excellent design, no wonder your DD loves it.

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  12. I love your TARDIS quilt! I have been slowly working on one for a friend and yours has been an inspiration ;-)

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  13. I'm a big Dr Who fan and love your quilt - so much fun!

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  14. What a fun idea! There's one of these round the corner from my old office, although it's a coffee/ice cream booth now, depending on the time of year!

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  15. Awesome! Your daughter is a lucky girl!

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  16. I'm a big Dr. Who fan too (20+ years!)and this is super! Your DD is one lucky girl! You did a great job - love that the TARDIS is flying!

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  17. That's FANTASTIC. I love Dr. Who! :D How lucky your daughter is to have such a talented mother ;)

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  18. What a stunning quilt! I too am a big Dr Who fan!!!!!!

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  19. Love your TARDIS! I did one as well - it was so fun looking at the pictures and video clips and then figuring out how to translate that into fabric. My neighbor's dad was the recipient of mine and he still gets a big grin every time he mentions it. Such fun!

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