Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Anywho...

Are you, or do you live with any Dr. Who fans???

I hadn't seen more than one or two odd episodes of this quirky BBC series, until my daughter started watching a Dr. Who  marathon on Netflix.  Who is Dr. Who?  He's a Time Lord who explores the universe in his time machine that he calls a T.A.R.D.I.S. (Time and Relative Dimensions in Space)  It looks like an old British police box, which is apparently "...bigger on the inside."

And then, the same daughter started to hang out with this guy... another Dr. Who avid fan. One thing led to another... 









My daughter and I designed and made this TARDIS quilt. My daughter sewed it together, embroidered and applique'd.  We used V&Co's navy ombre' fabric from her Simply Style line and mitered corners on the blocks to create the dimensional effect of the door, then I quilted a wood-grain motif into the door panels.  We used plush fur (cuddle fabric) for the backing, so it's "warmer on the inside". I would have quilted down the side panels a bit more, but she wanted the loft to come through for a softer feel.

My daughter gave it to her guy when he came back from his summer internship in Japan.  His reaction:  "I'm totally geeking out!"  In other words, he loves it!

  

And, apparently, he loves her, too.

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33 comments:

margaret said...

congratulations on your dfaughter`s engagement, can not share the love of Dr Who, it really frightened me when it first started way way back and still cannot watch it!

Heleen Groot said...

Congratulations! Both on you finding Dr Who (big HUGE fan) and on your daughters engagement. I do have some questions about this, though.... Is he a timelord too? Now that he has his own Tardis and all, he must be a bit.... I do wonder.... is that quilt bigger on the inside too?

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

:) Good one, Heleen, LOL! I think the answer is yes! It may mean just as much as that lovely ring on my daughter's hand!

Beth said...

Oh I LOVE Dr. Who! I have been watching it since the 80's. Congrats to your daughter on her engagement - and on finding such a wonderful geek!

Ann @thequiltingcats said...

My 15 year old daughter spent the summer watching all the current Doctor Who's and I was just thinking this past weekend that I should draw up a TARDIS design quilt for her! You beat me to it! It's wonderful!

Patty Howe said...

What a great gify! Great job.

Linda said...

It's fabulous! My granddaughters squealed over the pictures. They want to know if you will put together a tutorial.

Cecilia said...

My son-in-law would love this! Would you please do a tutorial on this? I would get major brownie points if I made him one. :-)

Saskia Smit said...

Great quilt! Love it.

Lesley said...

This is fantastic! Your choice of fabrics really makes it look authentic...like I could open the door and walk in! Love that last picture...my daughter got married this summer so seeing the beginning of another 'happily ever after' makes my heart soar!

Debi said...

Love your Dr. Who quilt! You might want to check out http://www.fandominstitches.com/2011/05/doctor-who.html for some great Dr. Who patterns.

legato1958 said...

This is stunning! So clever how you created it... with the applique and your quilting! My daughter would love this, too. A+++
Susie

Rebeckah Austin said...

Aww how sweet! I love it! I sell TARDIS quilts in my etsy shop (but I like yours more than mine!). I am happy for them :)

Kathleen said...

Nice post. I love his reaction (both the verbal one and the ring one) :)

Unknown said...

Love your TARDIS quilt. I have not yet gotten into Dr. Who. My mom is a huge Star Trek fan and I make a lot of Trek stuff. I would love to make a Dr. Who something, though. Great job.

Missenota aka Kristin S. said...

Wow! That wood-grain quilting and use of ombre fabric is Ah-maze-ing! Well done.

Anonymous said...

Great quilt, and such good news you shared!

MoeWest said...

My DH is a Doctor Who fan and I've watched some of them. Your and your daughter did a wonderful job on the TARDIS quilt! Congratulations on your daughter's engagement.

Vera said...

Pretty cool! Well done both of you.

Carol S. said...

My daughter is such a fan of that show...she'd love that Tardis. Very nice! :O)

Ale jc said...

Ohhhhh i am so feeling the love in the air, in their hearts, and can we talk about this quilt......i have now words other than....stunning,

Ale jc said...

Not now ......no lol

Patty said...

I love it! I made a tardis quilt for my DD - yours looks great. Congrats on engagement!

Unknown said...

AMAZING job! It's beautiful! I have been looking for the perfect gift for my son..... this would be perfect! I hope you have time to do a tutorial....... (finger's crossed)

Humble Beginnings said...

can i ask about the pattern??? dimensions etc. My 2 boys are BIG TIME WHOVIANS!!!! and i MUST make them DW inspired quilts for their b-days this year. But i am hoping to find a pattern to help save me time and keep me from pulling my hair out...anyone's help is appreciated (NOT MAKING TO SELL!!!!)

robin said...

One of the best TARDIS quilts I've seen. My son, a big Dr Who Fan (but not a big quilt fan) just asked me if I'd make him a TARDIS quilt. My current designs are coming out at about 66x118. Seems too long. Would really appreciate advise on your piecing sizes. Much congrats to a great design and the engagement!
Thanks, Robin

Renee said...

I've been designing a TARDIS quilt too and it does sound like yours will be too tall...though hard to say without seeing it! Here's the link to my design so far (I've been making changes along the way and will post them soon): http://www.quiltsofafeather.com/2014/01/designing-new-tardis-quilt.html

Renee said...

Just wanted to say I love what you did here! The fabric choice is one of my favorites of all the TARDIS quilts I've seen--and the woodgrain quilting is great!

Catherine said...

This is stunning!

Stinky Face said...

Are any of your quilts available for purchase? I can't sew worth a crap, but my son is obsessed with Dr. who and would LOVE this quilt!!

Helena said...

Fabulous! (BTW, Doctor Who is the name of the show, not the name of the Doctor.)

Meggin said...

What a wonderful quilt! I want to do one like it, but how did you get the center wood panels to fade darker on the left? I love the dimension that it gives.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Also, the quilt is "warmer" on the inside...especially with a minky backing!