The Tardis quilt is complete. It is my first finish for the finish along challenge. You can see my list of many projects by following this link https://kathyskwiltsandmore.blogspot.com/2017/07/2017-quarter-3-finishalong.html?m=1. This was a fun quilt to do, and full of challenges. But what a great learning experience. I love challenges, because they can help us grow.
Read on to see how this quilt came about.
I had never heard of or seen a tardis quilt. Well, that is until one day I just happened to look at pinterest, and there on my pinterest was a quilt that my daughter had pinned for me. Her hubby is a Dr. Who fan, and she thought he would like this. Well, this happened in December. I was trying to get Christmas gifts made, and I thought wouldn't it be fun to try to make this quilt for my son in law. Well, I searched for patterns and found a drawing and measurements. I sent it to my daughter and she said, yep, that is perfect, so I printed the information from www.quiltsofafeather.com and started cutting and putting it together. I wasn't sure it would be ready for Christmas, so I opted to try for his January birthday. Putting the quilt together wasn't bad. I took the lettering for police box over to a copy store and they enlarged it and played with it until I liked it. Then I appliqued the letters on. I chose to do 3 of the windows in yellow so that they looked like lights were on.
www.wThen on the area around the windows I did a back and forth design. I used the same maxi-lock thread that I used for the wood grain. The back and forth design and wood grain, I learned from a book called "Free Motion quilting with Angela Walters" of www.quiltingismytherapy.com
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Kathy, I love your Tardis quilt. I know of several Dr. Who fans in my family who would love this. You did an amazing job with it. I'm glad you stuck with the metallic thread as it really created a stunning look. --AndreaReplyDelete
Thank you. It was fun. I found one of the best things I can do is relax when quilting. If I find myself getting frustrated, I need to just walk away from it for a bit and do something different for a while.
Thanks for your nice comments.
Just found your site today and love everything you have posted.Learning a lot. Thank-youReplyDelete