Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Sixth Doctor Embroidery

Continuing right along with the Doctor Who quilt blocks, I present to you the sixth Doctor! This block is based on the Fandom in Stitches Doctor Who Stitch-Along block.

The intention behind this design is to show the Doctor's trademark coat in full. I used this picture of a Doctor action figure as a model. If you've been here before, you probably know that I'm really bad at following patterns. That's why I drew my own block in the first place. In this case, I took it up a level and didn't even end up following my own pattern.

The pattern for the sixth Doctor with jacket can be downloaded HERE. I warn you, however, that it's slightly different from the block I ended up making. I turned his head to the side at the last minute so that he would look more like the original stitch-along block.

The orange Architextures print is the loudest of all the fabrics I've chosen for this project. It was a fun background choice for this specific Doctor, since it does actually look a little bit like the plaids in his jacket. This particular fabric was so thick that even with optimal light it was very difficult to trace the design through it. This is great news in terms of the quality of Kaufman fabrics, but if you're tracing, be sure to check your fabric first to make sure you'll be able to see through it.

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