I finished the Tardis mini awhile ago, but I wanted to wait for it to arrive at its overseas destination before I blogged about it, in case the recipient read my blog. It only took 10 days to get to Australia! I have known things to take, on average, a week to travel from one province to the next, so the speed surprised me.
I quilted it very, very simply, outlining the outside of the Tardis, and then around each panel in the door, as well as around all the windows. You can’t see it very well from this side, but from the back, the stitches show up better.
I was originally going to just do a plain back, but when I saw this fabric in my stash, the idea of appliqueing “Bad Wolf” onto it just jumped into my head. It’s been awhile since I saw the series with Nine and this storyline, but I had a vague memory of this being spray-painted onto a brick wall at some point. Even if my memory is faulty and that never happened, it totally could have, so I just went with it.
I put paper-backed fusible onto a strip of red fabric, and then cut it into jagged slivers, which I arranged in a graffiti-like way. After I fused it, I stitched through the centre of all the letters, just to make sure they weren’t going anywhere. It was really quick, and very easy.
The quilting shows up a little better here. It makes me think of the Tardis as it first materializes, in a ghost-like fashion. I added some tabs on the corners for hanging, and then bound it, and shipped it off. I’m happy to report that the recipient loved it!