Monday, May 19, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival ~ T.A.R.D.I.S....

Have you stopped by Amy's Creative Side to see this Spring's edition of a Bloggers' Quilt Festival?  Oh, I do love this amazing quilt show, with entries from quilters around the world.

Here's a little entry in the Large Quilts category that's out of this world.  Well, according to the BBC television series of Dr. Who, that is.

Ryler's T.A.R.D.I.S.
Large Throw, 60" x 94"
V & Co. Simply Color Navy Ombre, Navy Batik
Hobbs Poly-Down batting, Shannon Cuddle backing

This is Dr. Who's time-travel spaceship he calls his T.A.R.D.I.S. (Time and Relative Dimensions in Space).  Apparently, it's "bigger on the inside."
My daughter and I made this TARDIS quilt for her "friend" last summer.  I designed it, she helped stitch it together, did the applique' and embroidery, I quilted it and we bound it in time to give it to him on his return from a summer internship in Japan.  Turns out, he loved it just about as much as he loves her.

You can read that whole story HERE, and the rest of the story HERE.

We used 5-1/2 yards of ombre fabric to get the right lights and darks to create dimension in the door panels.  Then we added a little border of night sky to represent the box flinging through time and space. 

Because the quilt is so long, I made a separate throw pillow for the light on top.  

I stitched in the ditch, then quilted wood grain into the door panels.  My daughter didn't want any further quilting in the doors (which kinda goes against my grain, so to speak...).

And, we used Cuddle faux fur for the backing.  Yep.  It's definitely a cuddle quilt.  They love it.  The pattern is in the works.  If you're interested, send an email ( to be notified when it's available.
Be sure to check out all the terrific quilts at the Blogger's Quilt Festival, including the Tardis quilt in the Large Quilt category. 

Happy quilting!


  1. I love it! I am entering my TARDIS quilt under Original Design :)

  2. Nice TARDIS. I like the wood grain.

  3. What a wonderful quilt. I think your daughter was spot on with just the woodgrain on the doors, it really makes the framework stand out and look three dimensional. Love the 'starry' background too.

  4. looks really good even to a silly lady (me) who at 67 is still frightened of Dr Who!!

  5. I love the use of the ombre fabric! So glad you added a pillow light, I hate seeing a TARDIS without a light!

  6. I love that Dr. Who is taking over the BQF! Haha.

    Great job!

  7. Best quilt ever! For the love of Dr. Who <3

  8. This is so much fun- I reality love the pillow you made for the top! Such a clever way to incorporate the light!

  9. love it. My nephew needs one of these!


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