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Title: Doctor Who Gallifreyan Quilt
Post by: AkiyoKano on April 28, 2013 05:46:04 AM


I finally finished my Doctor Who Gallifreyan Quilt for my boyfriend's birthday. Took me 3 months and 130 hours from start to finish. http://handmadewardrobe.com/2013/04/28/the-doctor-who-gallifreyan-quilt-is-done/ (http://handmadewardrobe.com/2013/04/28/the-doctor-who-gallifreyan-quilt-is-done/)


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Post by: Subee on April 28, 2013 06:14:40 AM
WOW! Just WOW!


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Post by: Abbeeroad on April 28, 2013 06:17:59 AM
Ditto. This is AMAZING!!


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Post by: RhymeswOrange on April 28, 2013 06:20:30 AM
Wow that is amazing! 


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Post by: Belladune on April 28, 2013 06:24:11 AM
I may not have ever watched Dr. Who (ducks and covers!  Please! don't throw things! one day I will, but I just don't have time to watch all the shows!!!) But the work on that is incredible.  It's gorgeous!


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Post by: Ffrogg526 on April 28, 2013 06:34:10 AM
I agree - wow!  That's amazing!  Beautiful work!


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Post by: striker923 on April 28, 2013 07:33:06 AM
You did an amazing job, this is pretty awesome!


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Post by: Padester on April 28, 2013 09:24:23 AM
I am incredibly impressed!  How big is it?  Looks like maybe a lap quilt?  It is gorgeous!  And I can't imagine working on all those little circles!  What did you use to draw the circles on the fabric so they'd stay even with all the handling as you sewed everything on?


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Post by: Bobbysgirl on April 28, 2013 10:11:56 AM
Love it!!!


Title: Re: Doctor Who Gallifreyan Quilt
Post by: AkiyoKano on April 28, 2013 10:14:41 AM
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, they mean so much to me :)

The quilt is huge, at least a double. I used a white souble pen (which btw, has not dissolved after numerous spraying the a water bottle) to mark out the circles onto the background fabric. I hand basted the thicker circles before machine appliquing them on. Does that make sense?


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Post by: MareMare on April 28, 2013 10:43:38 AM
Very cool! Did your boyfriend just love it?


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Post by: yoopidou on April 28, 2013 04:46:17 PM
Really beautiful!


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on April 28, 2013 04:47:13 PM
Brilliant!  Fantastic!  Such a wonderful piece of art!


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Post by: Laughing Cat on April 28, 2013 05:54:46 PM
This is the most amazing thing I have seen in a long time. A true labor of love!  :o Your SO must be ecstatic to receive something so wonderful. This rocks!


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Post by: becca-red on April 29, 2013 04:06:13 AM
That my friend is well,l out of this world.


Title: Re: Doctor Who Gallifreyan Quilt
Post by: AkiyoKano on April 29, 2013 07:35:32 AM
Yes my boyfriend loves it. He's been so supportive through out the process, making me coffees, providing hugs and listening to me whinge about how much work it was taking!! He's a true angel.

I just wanted to say again just how much your kind comments have meant to me, you guys have given me truely kind words. Thank you :)


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Post by: Juliana13 on April 29, 2013 08:08:44 AM
Yes I agree! This is by far one of the best quilts I have seen a in very long time. I can just imagine your boyfriend bringing you coffee while working on it but also bouncing off the walls waiting for it to be done :) GREAT JOB!!


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Post by: chughes225 on April 29, 2013 10:57:24 AM
This is amazing! Very well done.


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Post by: camezzo on April 29, 2013 04:22:45 PM
This rocks!
And I loved (your blog entry) on the entire process


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Post by: stefaniegk on April 29, 2013 04:32:40 PM
Amazing! What a wonderful job.


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Post by: cursive_queen on April 29, 2013 05:04:45 PM
This is awesome, I saw it on tumblr.  Beautiful work


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Post by: inkpoppy on April 29, 2013 05:24:15 PM
This is incredibly FANTASTIC! Great work!


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Post by: luckdragon on April 29, 2013 06:35:19 PM
That quilt is amazing!  Lucky boyfriend!!


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Post by: Aliped on April 29, 2013 11:53:56 PM
That has just KNOCKED MY SOCKS OFF!!


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Post by: ColetteK on April 30, 2013 10:02:19 AM
Wow! this is gorgeous!  I absolutely love the colors.


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Post by: SiFi Mom on April 30, 2013 10:12:12 AM
This is just about the most fantastic Dr. Who inspired work I have ever seen.  This is simply amazing work.  Quick, frame it and put it one the wall before someone spills coffee on it!


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Post by: Ashling on April 30, 2013 05:49:16 PM
That's really cool.  What does the Gallifreyan part say?


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Post by: waterbaby on April 30, 2013 11:35:46 PM
SPECTACULAR!  The design...the precision of all those circles (hand quilted, no less)...and the back (as seen on your blog post) is absolutely perfect for this and totally fulfills your intention for it.  Brilliant piece of work.


Title: Re: Doctor Who Gallifreyan Quilt
Post by: AkiyoKano on May 01, 2013 09:05:12 AM
oh my goodness, thank you so SO much for your kind comments. I never expected such amazing words! You guys have really warmed my heart *gush*

The gallifreyan - No one really knows. The most mainstream theory is that it says the Doctor's name, but when you watch the series, at no point does it say what it means. Things are only implied. It could be the doctor's name, river's name, their baby's name, their family names put together, god knows. In fact, I would LOVE to speak to the person who designed it, just so I know at last. To me though, it doesn't really matter what it says. It was obviously something very important and representative of the love between the doctor and his wife, which is why I fell in love with the idea of having it on the quilt I made for my boyfriend. I also really liked it as a design, I think it's beautiful.

I am thinking of converting it into a wall hanging or something as at the moment, very sadly, it's just folded up and put away because I stupidly made some parts quite delicate *rolls eyes*. I know not to do that for next time!!

By the way, I have LOADS of spoonflower printed TARDIS fabrics to give away. I had bought them for use on this quilt but didn't end up using them. When I prewashed it, I saw some fading and I didn't want anything to fade on the quilt!! So the TARDIS fabrics need a good new home and I can't think of anyone better to offer them to than you lovely people who have been so kind to me. Please let me know if you want them. I'll send them to whoever posts first (as I can't think of a better way to pick that doesn't come across as touting for more replies...)


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Post by: dfabbric on May 01, 2013 09:19:52 AM
I'll go for some Tardis fabric. I love the detail. Your blog showed so much more detail. I love how you did the hand embroidery. I also admire your patience, since I never make patterns like that. I'm too lazy.


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Post by: megstar on May 01, 2013 01:09:07 PM
AMAZING!!  This is absolutely wonderful and I never would have known you're a "beginner".  The circle-work especially is inspirational and i LOVE how you put the designs together :)  Have to be careful cuz if my hubby sees this he'll want one too!!!
also-i'd happily take some TARDIS fabric if you've still got it, but i love your work regardless :)


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Post by: waterbaby on May 01, 2013 01:13:01 PM
If you're willing to split it up, I'd love some Tardis fabric!


Title: Re: Doctor Who Gallifreyan Quilt
Post by: MareMare on May 01, 2013 01:30:52 PM
Global Moderator Comment Hey all, just a reminder to keep OT stuff off the board, please pm each other if you are sharing fabric. Additional OT posts after this warning will be edited or deleted.


Title: Re: Doctor Who Gallifreyan Quilt
Post by: AkiyoKano on May 01, 2013 01:32:51 PM
Ooops I didn't realise it was OT, I'm very sorry, I'll email the people on PM.


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Post by: goktrose on May 01, 2013 06:45:53 PM
This absolutely ROCKS!


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Post by: Sirelinde on May 02, 2013 10:24:15 AM
This is AMAZING. The Doctor approves!! :D Your boyfriend will be sooooooo happy to receive this present :)


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Post by: eekkavan on May 02, 2013 07:47:47 PM
This is truly amazing!!!!!


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Post by: instantk4rma on May 02, 2013 11:18:05 PM
I wholeheartedly approve of this!! You did an AMAZING job with this! *flails*

I'm a Ninth Doctor girl myself ;)


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Post by: Eamea on May 05, 2013 06:59:28 AM
Beautifully done!  Sometimes it's better that you don't know what you don't know, or you wouldn't have the courage to begin.  ;)


Title: Re: Doctor Who Gallifreyan Quilt
Post by: AkiyoKano on May 08, 2013 01:13:11 AM
Beautifully done!  Sometimes it's better that you don't know what you don't know, or you wouldn't have the courage to begin.  ;)

Thank you, I totally agree with you. I don't think I would've had the courage to start making this quilt if I knew at the start what it would've taken to finish. Truely a project only a newbie with no understanding could come up with!! :)

Thank you all ever so much for so many kind words. I keep popping back to read them over and over as they make me really happy to read them. I appreciate each and every one if you for taking your time to leave sweet comments about the quilt :)


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Post by: SharieFairy on May 15, 2013 06:51:27 AM
Well worth the effort. You did a great job. ;D


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Post by: AkiyoKano on May 28, 2013 08:30:50 AM
Thank you!  :D


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Post by: BadWolf314 on July 01, 2013 07:57:55 AM
Seriously, WOW!!!! AMAZING!!! You did a fantastic job!


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Post by: ZumaGirl74 on July 16, 2013 06:11:59 PM
Wow!!!!  That is seriously impressive!  It's clear you put a lot of effort into this one.

I've just finished my own Doctor Who quilt but it's not nearly as cool. 


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Post by: katiej on August 22, 2013 04:10:22 AM
That is one impressive quilt! I hope you're feeling suitably smug at what an amazing job you've done with it. And I can't believe that it is such a big one too. Well done.


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Post by: LisasTeaTime on August 28, 2013 04:27:46 PM
Wowza, wowza wowza! This is an amazing quilt, well done!


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Post by: Redrock13 on September 02, 2013 01:43:48 PM
The circles alone, have just made my quilter mind take a moment...I'm so amazed..  :)


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Post by: mouseinmypocket on January 02, 2014 09:21:17 AM
This is AMAZING!!! I need to make one... Or at least make a quilt with some Gallifreyan on it.  What technique did you use for cutting/piecing the symbols?


Title: Re: Doctor Who Gallifreyan Quilt
Post by: Cryssoleil on January 10, 2014 05:44:35 PM
This is amazing!