Tardis Top Time

This weekend I tackled the 3 spots on the Tardis quilt that were NOT 2.5″ squares. Math, ugh. I much prefer the liberal arts to the sciences…

The windows on the left, the roof-top light on the right. Annie was adamant that we use a very dark fabric for the window panes rather than a lighter one. She wanted it to look like space. So I dug out this lovely Lizzy House Natural History constellation fabric that I bought specifically with my girl in mind, and I made window panes.

IMG_3215TERRIBLE photo. Fun fabric. I personally prefer the look of the Tardis with lighter window panes, but this is Annie’s quilt, and her fabric choices. I did realize later that I had some much older, awesome Lizzy House Constellation fabric left that I might have been able to convince her to use…


But, I didn’t think of it until AFTER the entire top was pieced. Oh, did I mention? That the ENTIRE top is pieced?


I just did the math. 34×22. 748 squares. Of course, there are those very few spots that aren’t simply one square. But still, 748 is close enough. Oi vey. I am NOT doing the math on the number of seams I sewed. All of them. All the seams in the world.

And I LOVE it! I can’t wait to get started on the back. We have a giant pile of licensed Doctor Who fabrics that we have been slowly buying up from JoAnns…

SO much fun. There are actually 2 more, but Annie rejected the Weeping Angels as too scary for a bed quilt. (Seems fair- if you’re not familiar- they look like statues of angels BUT when you take your eyes off of them- they attack. Not so great for sleepy time,) And there was another Dalek fabric that was deemed “too red”. I have multiple different ideas about how I’m going to piece the back- but I know for certain that I want to feature that very large scale comic panel print.  And that Tardis print with words up near the top? That’s for pillowcases. The colors are just right…

Linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday, Fabric Tuesday, and Let’s Be Social.



Filed under Annie, General Geekery, Quilts, WIP Wednesday

15 responses to “Tardis Top Time

  1. What a fun, fun quilt! Lots of squares and so worth all the hard work!

    • Is it kind of odd that I found making all the little 9 patch blocks and putting them together to be kind of soothing?


      On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 7:06 AM, Diary of a Madfabriholic wrote:


  2. ellen

    I am a wee bit jealous. Now I want one too! This quilt is awesome.

  3. Even though the contrast is low, I love the constellations peeking out. Well done getting the math just right and the top finished!

    • The dark constellation fabric was a good exercise for me in letting go. i COULD have tried to talk her out of it, but really, why? And she’s super happy with those windows…


      On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 8:13 AM, Diary of a Madfabriholic wrote:


  4. Sew. Incredibly. Awesome!!!!! 🙂

  5. Annie will treasure this quilt forever! What a fun mother-daughter project.

    • After all this work, she’d darn well better 😉 I expect this to go to college with her…

      Thank you for visiting!


      On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 5:25 PM, Diary of a Madfabriholic wrote:


  6. I simply love this quilt, but oh my! So many pieces! I agree that lighter windows would be better, but as you say, it’s her quilt. I’ve collected quite a few Doctor Who fabrics as well for my girlie, but you have a few I must have missed. I don’t dare show her your quilt or I’ll be sewing squares!

    • Several of those I just found at JoAnns this past week, others from months ago when the line first came out… I’m sure my son will be asking for one next… Thank you for visiting! -Sam

      On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 11:01 PM, Diary of a Madfabriholic wrote:


  7. Whilst I am really not a Dr Who fan I just love this quilt!!!

  8. It looks great! Well done for sewing eleventy billion seams!

  9. Wow, wow, wow, looks fantastic!

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