TARDIS Quilt or Dr. Who Quilt or Quilt for my science fiction loving daughter!
|Dr. Who's TARDIS|
First, I sketched out the quilt to decide what I thought I needed to include. I designed it in blocks, so that I could piece together each block and assemble the quilt.
I ran into a bit of difficulty finding the fabric. I wanted a black pattern for the space behind the Tardis, two shades of blue for the actual Police Box, yellow for the windows and white.
I had a hard time finding the black fabric for the background. When I finally found it, they only had 1 1/2 yards! I thought I could make it work -- if I was strategic.
So, I found a second fabric and put it on the sides beside the binding.
The first thing I did after buying the fabric (and washing it) was measure the white panel and take it to our local seamstress Tailor Joan. She embroidered the words POLICE BOX onto that piece. It really helped to have this panel to build the quilt around.
I cut all the fabric and slowly finished putting the top together. I had to work around Ashley's schedule. So, I had to make a quilt in a month, but only when Ashley wasn't around!
No worries, I do my best work under pressure.
The benefits of making the quilt without a standard pattern, was that I could make it long enough for Ashley to be able to tuck it under her legs. So, when it was complete, it was quite long...
Overall, it will fit over a twin size bed (with overhang and extra long length).
You can't really see from the pictures, but the fabric is quilted with swirls to resemble space. The Tardis is quilted in blue. The backing fabric is a a batik print that looks like a space nebula!
Here is the happy recipient of the quilt.