Tuesday, December 9, 2014

One Last Post on the Doctor Who Paper Pieced Quilt For My Son

My friends, I had so hoped for a more grand picture to show off the finish but it is rainy and muddy and not great weather outside (though I am still doing the no snow yet happy dance daily) so I took the quilt over to our church and spread it out on some tables...maybe the weather will clear and I can get a better one at some point...preferably with my son :)
 Here is my personal favorite block...so much detail and the Dalek looks like it may turn to "look at and/or exterminate"  you at any moment!
 The quilting shows up in well in most blocks and gives it texture but is fairly subtle.
Subtle even on the higher contrast blocks like poor Dave here...I am just constantly amazed as I look at this quilt as to all the detail in these block designsAnd yes, this block is officially the creepiest I have ever made...

 You can see the quilting texture better on the Crack in Time block, perhaps?
Loaded the Converse block twice and it came in sideways both times??  There is always one in the crowd!

 The patterns for the blocks if you too want to take up the challenge can be found here:
 http://www.whimsandfancies.com/
 http://trilliumdesign.blogspot.com/2013/04/is-there-doctor-in-house.html
 http://www.fandominstitches.com/2011/05/doctor-who.html
 http://quietplay.blogspot.com/



A heartfelt thanks to all who have encouraged me on this journey.  Especially all you wonderful designers whose patterns these are!  

And most especially Soma, who let me whine to her on several occasions when I started to lose resolve that I could do this when what I should have said is simply..."You and your patterns are awesome and fantastic and thank you for sharing!!"

I am happy to report that my son is well pleased with his quilt :)  

Mission accomplished, big sigh of relief...now what is next?!!

14 comments:

Carol said...

Dr. Who (all of them) would be very pleased with this quilt...it's amazing. I love the colors, the details, all of it! The Dalek is very, very cool!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I am so happy he loves it and I am right there along with him. You did such a fabulous job and should be very proud.

Patty D from NC said...

Looks fantastic!!! Standing ovation!

mennikelly said...

Congratulations Kris! It looks amazing!

Mdm Samm said...

wow Carol....I am so sure he will relinquish his bird quilt to me now yes lol
seriously it is amazing and I love the straight line quilting....

Sandy D said...

An Awesome Quilt what child would not love it.

charlotte said...

Wonderful finish. My daughter is a Dr. Who fan, but no way am I making this quilt for her. Great Job Kris!!

Shari said...

Fantastic job Kris...love all your amazing work! Congrats on a wonderful finish!

Linda said...

Wow! A six table quilt! Good job Kris. Now you can join me in the mystery quilt.

Tinliz said...

WOW Fantastic. Way to go Kris

Soma Acharya said...

This is seriously amazing, Kris! I love it!!! I specially LOVE the border! Great job, my friend! Yes, Dave is definitely the creepiest, that's why I had to make him :)

-Soma

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I so love it!!!! Congratulations on the finish!

Vicki H. said...

This turned out to be such a special quilt, your son will love it for years to come!!!!

Lara B. said...

Kris I just had to come and see this quilt, since you mentioned it in an email. Totally, Jaw Droppingly Awesome! You did an incredibly job! I would have been scared to quilt this too - but the quilting you did fits the quilt perfectly and looks wonderful. I am really glad that you have a highly functional search feature on your blog.