Two and a half years ago my sister was pregnant with her first child. I wanted to make it something special so I learned how to crochet and made a really neat baby blanket. A couple years later she was pregnant again and I wanted to make this baby a special blanket too but I couldn’t decide what. After browsing the internet it sort of came to me… A super nerdy quilt.
Not nerdy so much as AWESOME! My sisters and I (and anyone worth their salt) are huge Doctor Who fans and you can actually find Doctor Who fabric on Spoonflower (tons of it really). I knew my sister would be totally shocked to open a Doctor Who quilt.
|This is what happened after I lay all the squares out in a pleasing pattern…|
It’s only the second quilt I’ve ever made and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. She was really surprised (in a good way) and it made me happy to sew up stitches filled with dreams that my new nephew will reach for the stars.
|Here it is! Some of the squares even line up perfectly.|
|This was the fabric I based all the colors around because the
Van Gogh episode is Courtney’s favorite.
|This is the back. Baby star flannel.|
I had a few extra squares of Dr. fabric left and Spoonflower fabric is EXPENSIVE so I wanted to use every last scrap. My youngest sister Heather was visiting me with her new tablet and suggested I make her a case with the leftovers. So fun! It worked beautifully and she was so happy. Plus we got to sit in my sewing room happily chatting while I whipped this up.
|I followed the directions for the laptop case in the book
One Yard Wonders and it was perfect.
I still had leftovers so I also made Heather a coffee cozy.
Then I made my brother-in-law a fancy crown to wear on his thirtieth birthday. And, he wore it, what a good sport!
Then I wrapped everything up and sent it all in the mail. What a fun pile of presents!!
This quilt was so different from what I normally do, yet it was so much fun. Using funky fabrics and doing something so “themed” was just such a joy.