Friday, May 16, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival: The Pandorica Opens

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This is my entry for the Art Quilt category for the Blogger's Quilt Festival!


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.


You can read all about the process I went through to make it here.


Techniques I used include paper piecing (the TARDIS), fused applique, raw edge applique, free motion quilting, and thread painting.






Quilt stats:
Size: 20" x 25" 
Designed and quilted by me, Renee Hoffman
Category: Art Quilt
Fabrics:  Mostly scraps, the only notable fabric is Comma by Brigitte Heitland for Moda.
Thread: Aurifil #2740, 2692, 2000, 2150,1135.  The white is the only non-Aurifil I used.


Now go check out the rest of the entries at the Blogger's Quilt Festival, and starting on May 24th vote for you favorite from each category!

16 comments:

  1. Super quilt - I love it! And I think Comma is the perfect fabric for this quilt ;-))

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  2. WOW! That is awesome! I get a kick out of how many TARDIS quilts there are out there. You did a lovely job.

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  3. I am totally switching the quilt around to this side for the Festival! ;) Every day I can't BELIEVE this is mine. Thank you for the lovely work <3

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  4. That's just fabulous! Good luck at the Festival!

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  5. I have this painting on my living room wall (bc I'm a proud nerd) but would switch it in a heartbeat for this quilt! It's amazing!

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  6. This is one of my favorite quilts of all time. Good Luck!

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  7. This is too cool! Classic nerdism plus classic art = all kinds of awesome! Your detail work is fantastic.

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  8. WOW, this is ridiculous - just bursting with energy! Very impressive!

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  9. This is one of the most amazing Doctor Who quilts I've ever seen. I need to step my quilting game up. Brilliant!

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  10. I'm not a fan of Dr Who, but it makes a great quilt. Wonderful thread painting

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  11. Still love the quilting on this one! So awesome!

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  12. I am forever in awe of this. I love it. The Doctor would love it too.
    - Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting

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  13. Amazing quilt! You captured the painting perfectly!

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