EDIT: You can see the update TARDIS pattern/design here.
|Possible heart designs for the Aspen Mini quilt.|
If you are a Whovian (or you love one, haha), and you're interested in making your own TARDIS quilt, then you are definitely in the right place! This post outlines how I've made my own pattern for a TARDIS II quilt, and how you can do it too.
|For the Landscape Quilt.|
First, start with research. I usually troll through pinterest a bunch, searching for keywords like TARDIS and TARDIS quilt and TARDIS quilt pattern. I haven't seen any pattern out there that I wanted to use--they were all too simple. If you're seen my quilts from the past year you know I don't do simple very often. I like putting a lot of detail in my quilts...and when it comes to something from a fandom, you don't skimp on the details!
|For my F.C. quilt--which is in the works now.|
I've amassed quite a few good TARDIS quilt stuff in one of my pinteret boards. The only thing I haven't figured out how to do yet is the 'POLICE public call BOX' sign. Until I figure out how to make one to my standards, I've decided to buy one from this etsy shop.
|Various concept drawings of my Starry Night quilt.|
I found multiple sources for TARDIS measurements online. There have been so many TARDIS versions through the years! I generally stick with the 10th and 11th doctor stuff though. I printed out a few that had measurements for reference, and then scaled the numbers down so the finished quilt would be around 40"x70".
Then I used some graph paper to draw a TARDIS with my own measurements. Then I made second measurements for the 'raw' pieces of the fabric--how big I would need to be cut each piece (adding a 1/4 inch to each side for the seam allowance).
|There are two final measurements for the medium fabric--the bottom one if you make the panels the same color as the rest of the TARDIS and the two boxes above that are if you make the panels a different color.|
On a separate piece of paper I designed the panels and light:
|I decided adding a border to the panels, with mitered corners, would look really cool. Still working out the details for the light and the Police Box sign.|
Then I went fabric shopping! I've been ironing and cutting and piecing like crazy and it's starting to look like a TARDIS!
If you use my TARDIS pattern/measurements to make your own, let me know, I'd love to see it!
If you're interested in seeing how other people design their quilts, go check out Quilty Habit's Sewing with Certainty link up!