The final size of this quilt, after washing, is 39" x 71". I used two layers of Warm and Natural for extra weight and texture in the quilting. I used Aurifil #2740 (royal blue) for most of the quilting on the TARDIS. The border quilting is done with Gutermann #116 (medium greyish), the quilting on the Police Box sign is done with Superior So Fine #411 (black), the yellow quilting on the light is Aurifil #1135, the quilting on the door sign is Gutermann #22 (cream), the Gallifreyan panel is done with navy from Connecting Threads thread. I used Aurifil #2605 (medium grey) in the bobbin--it plays so nicely with everything!
This was a commissioned quilt, and they only wanted one Gallifreyan panel, and no angels in the windows.
|That reads from the bottom, counter clockwise "wibbly wobbly timey wimey" in Gallifreyan.|
The Gallifreyan takes at least an hour per panel, and the angels even longer. This quilt took 34+ hours, including designing it, so I was glad to only do one specialty panel!
|I appliqued the blue strips on--next time I will piece them into the quilt.|
In the other four panels I quilted a wood grain pattern:
The dividers on the light are quilted on using a navy and royal blue thread:
I bought all of the fabrics at Joann's, as I had a very tight timeline to get this finished. The back is Kona Navy, the binding is Kona Charcoal (which I had on hand), the border is a Robert Kaufman fabric, the main blue of the TARDIS is a Legacy fabric (I think?) in Bright Blue. Joann's in-store blue selection is lame: navy or baby (candy?) blue.
Here are some detail shots of the back, I love how well the quilting shows up on the back!
My son "helped" with photos and insisted on being in a few. Had I known this in advance I might have put a red bowtie on him, ha!
This quilt is being shipped off tomorrow to it's new home. It's the first quilt I've made for someone I don't know, and it's weird knowing nothing of it after it leaves here. Ah well, best of luck in your new home, TARDIS II Quilt!
|The label is from TagsToGo on Etsy.|