Wait I got a little off track, back to the Doctor Who quilt. My friend Mary made a Doctor Who quilt for her grandson who's probably about 10 or 12. My daughter does accuse me of having the TV IQ of a middle schooler. Anyway, Mary had some leftover fabric and gave it to me. Score.!!!! Turns out the fabric she gave me was 5.5" width of fabric strips so they were easy to cut up in to approximately charm pack size. I was on the hunt for a cool charm pack quilt and found this one from Leisure Arts. I decided it was simple enough I could figure out how to make it without a pattern.
I used EQ7 to draw it out and figure out the yardage I would need for the background material. Such a wonderful tool.
The design I put together needed some dark background fabric which I found at Joann's and I was off to the races. I cut the 5.5" squares from the Doctor Who fabric using my handy dandy 5.5" fussy cut square from Fons and Porter. I ended up with 64 squares which was perfect for my design.
Then I cut the black background and white stripe cutting them to the appropriate lengths. However, I should have just strip pieced 1 white and two blacks together then cut them in the appropriate lengths. Even without the strip piecing putting the quilt together was pretty easy.
Once the top was assembled I wanted to design a really cool quilt motif in 5D Quilt Design Creator. This is the software I use with my Viking Platinum 3000 and the Quilt Sew Clever robot. I love the robot because it allows me to do designs I would never be able to do freehand. I thought it would be fun to have the names of all the companions since the reboot in 2005 and a few T.A.R.D.I.S in the panograph I designed. It took me 2 or 3 hours to get that done but it was pretty fun.
I grabbed some of my gray backing fabric and warm and natural batting and threw them on long arm machine. After my problem with the robot on my last quilt, I was a little apprehensive about this pattern running correctly, but it ran flawlessly. Yeehaw!!!!!!!!
I was pretty happy with the end result
Fun, fun, fun. I hope Kelly likes it and gets a ton of use out of it but regardless, I had fun putting it together.