You can see the process I went through to make this quilt here.
|The Pandorica Opens|
This quilt is based off of the Van Gogh painting in the Doctor Who episode, "The Pandorica Opens". In that episode, the Van Gogh character foresees and paints the TARDIS exploding. The painting has quite a fan club among Whovians now, but as far as my many searches could find, this is the first quilt made of it.
|The original painting|
I used entirely Aurifil threads (#2740, 2692, 2000, 2150,1135 ), except for the white in the center, somehow I don't own Aurifil in white.
The fabrics used are all from my stash--scraps from previous projects that happened to be the right size and color. The only notable fabric is the Comma by Brigitte Heitland for Moda.
The quilt measures 20" x 25" and has a hanging sleeve for a double sided quilt, because this is on the back:
|You can see more of this side here.|
Also, because it is a double sided quilt, with each side quilted separately, with lots of quilting, and extra weight from the Heat n Bond, layers, etc, I added about 10 tiny invisible thread anchors around the quilt so that it doesn't start to sag.
I made this quilt for my friend Jessica at Quilty Habit--we had a mini swap, and despite us agreeing on me not making a TARDIS for her, I made this anyway. I hope I haven't outdone myself, or set an unattainably high standard for future swaps, haha. It was one of those quilt ideas that came to me, and wouldn't go away until I made it! I'm so glad it is going to another quilter and Whovian!