Sunday, 18 August 2013

Dalek Embroidery + Pattern

I originally embroidered a small Dalek on felt last year to go with my TARDIS fabric and Doctor Penguin. I've now blown him up and made a pattern out of him as a complement to the twelve embroidered Doctor blocks from The Doctor Who Stitch Along (so far I've stitched six out of twelve). Daleks are probably the most recognizable of Doctor Who baddies, and I couldn't leave them out of this project.

Click HERE to download the pattern.

The pattern comes in two sizes: the small Dalek is 3.5" for easy stitching onto pretty much anything, and the large Dalek is just under 7" to match the Stitch Along blocks.

This small Dalek was done completely freehand. I didn't modify the design much when turning him into a pattern, but I did even out the lines and align the dots properly.

Here's a closer look at the completed Dalek quilt block from the pattern, with straight lines and even spherical dots :

For more Dalek quilt block options, check out the Fandom in Stitches Doctor Who page.

If cross-stitch is more your style, you might prefer this Dalek cross stitch pattern from Whitney Makes.

To make a cool Dalek appliqué (or an army of them) check out this post over at Just Another Crafting Blog to find out how.

Stay tuned for Doctor number five and some cybermen in the coming weeks! Also, a felt dinosaur in preparation for the dino-tastic Dinosaur Paleobiology class I've signed up for in September.

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