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As part of the Doctor Who Quilt Along, I got brave and tried designing my own pattern. I’m pleased with how it turned out and I’ve had several requests for the pattern, so here it is.
I only realised when it was too late to go back and fix it (or at least, I wasn’t willing to unpick that many seams) that I’d missed adding the curve at the top right of the D. that has been corrected and the pattern includes that curve.
Download this pattern from my Dropbox here.
Having finished my embroidered Doctor Who quilt from Fandom in Stitches, life went on and we were treated to the wonderful 50th Anniversary Special featuring John Hurt as the War Doctor, followed just days ago by the 2013 Christmas Special where Matt Smith regenerated into Peter Capaldi.
I needed more Doctor Who blocks.
I developed a pattern for the War Doctor from online pictures of John Hurt in the role and finished stitching him last night. I’m really pleased with how it has come out.
If anyone else needs to stitch John Hurt’s Doctor, you can download a PDF pattern of the file from my dropbox here. I’d appreciate a credit if you use it, but I won’t drop dead without one.
Now all I need to do is wait however months it will be before we get enough good pictures of Peter Capaldi in costume as the 12th Doctor to make a pattern for him. My plan to to add the same kind of blue borders as I used in the quilt and then make a cushion with Hurt on one side and Capaldi on the other. Hopefully it will be finished before the end of 2014.
To finish off my Fandom in Stitches Doctor Who quilt, I decided to make my own final block as well. I love the one provided by the wonderful designers, but I’m going to make it into a cushion as the style is a bit different from all the others. Instead, I came up with this. I’m very happy with it.
As with my other blocks, you can download the pattern from my Dropbox if you wish.
I couldn’t get a nice, smooth outline for this pattern the way I did with the others. So instead I’ve simply included the motifs with the instruction to trace around the outlines to put the patterns onto your fabric. That’s what I did and it worked out well.
I’ve just put my alternative 10th Doctor block for the Fandom in Stitches quilt up on dropbox and given the referring URL to here, so I figured I better pop the link up here as well so people can find it if needed.
I’m dreaming of getting myself back up to date here as I’ve been doing lots of stitching and sewing, what with the two stitch/quilt along projects and the odd bits and pieces for myself. I don’t quite know where to start – I may just link to my Flickr albums with some commentary and then try to go on from there. And hey, I even did some six months old mending, so I guess that means I’m on a roll.
I chose to do my own version mostly because, if I’m honest, I found the eyebrows on Jennifer’s block kind of scary. It’s still a great block, so check it out before jumping to this one.
If you do like this one, you’re welcome to download the PDF from here and stitch it yourself.
One thing I have been really enjoying is a Doctor Who themed stitch-along quilt being run by Fandom in Stitches (fandominstitches.com). I’ve stitched 7 doctors so far and I’m working on number 8 at the moment.
My Flickr album of my progress on the project is here.
The blocks have all be great, but since Paul McGann is my favourite Doctor of all 11 so far, I really wanted to have his block looking exactly the way I wanted. So I made a pattern of my own. I’m rather impressed with myself that it worked out as well as it did. I’m maybe a third of the way through stitching it now and happy with how it is turning out.
I had several people on the FiS Facebook page asking if they could have a copy too, so I’ve turned it into a PDF and put it up on Dropbox. If you would like a copy of this embroidery pattern, you can download it here.