Sunday, April 21, 2013

Pixeling...(The Finale)...otherwise known as The Tenth

IT'S DONE...IT'S DONE...IT'S DONE

May I present to you my quilt titled
"The Tenth"

I am overwhelmed with all sorts of emotions right now, simply because I didn't think that I actually had the patience to make a quilt of this scale and intensity; but I DID IT !!!!! and you know what...
IT'S FREAKIN' AWESOME !!!!


Okay, truth time, the quilt top is done, not the entire quilt; but I'm calling it finished for now.  The reality is that I don't think I have the skill set to quilt this quilt, at least not right now.  I would hate to ruin all my hard work with a wobbly attempt, so it might just stay in this form until I get the confidence to tackle it.
Now, at this point you fall into one of two camps:
  • One:  You haven't a clue who this is, why I've named the quilt as such or why I made it in the first place.  Don't worry, we're still friends :-)
  • Two:  You are jumping up and down right now barely able to contain your excitement.  Yep, me too!
For the uninitiated, this is a depiction of the Tenth Doctor, played by actor David Tennant, a fan favorite on the ever-popular BBC TV show Doctor Who; which is celebrating it's 50th anniversay this year.

Now, you might be asking yourself why I selected this particular Doctor. 

While it would have been fantastic to make 3 pixel quilts (one for the 9th, 10th and 11th Doctors), there is no way that I could commit to such an undertaking...so I played favorites.  While I loved the 9th Doctor (as played by Christopher Eccleston) as his version is what hooked me in the first place; and the 11th Doctor (as played by Matt Smith) continues to keep me watching with anticipation each and every week.  Let's be honest, could you imagine a world without an 8-ft tall quilt of "The Tenth"....................I didn't think so. 


 While I had my doubts throughout the entire process:
  • Did I pick the right photo?
  • This is going to be enormous, what the hell was I thinking?
  • Why are there so many pieces?
  • Hmmm...I don't know about all of that red?
  • So on and so forth
I could not be more pleased with the outcome and am so glad that I stuck with it to the very end, as the results were well worth the long hours.  Speaking of which, the other thing that I did was keep a log of the date and time it took to make each block.  I did it because I knew that I would be asked the question..."How long did that take?" and I would hate to have given an estimation since I put in so much effort...so here you go.

As you can see in the screenshot above, I started the first block on April 1st (happy accident) and as you'll see below... 

...I've been ridiculously busy the last 2 days to try and finish this. 
Let's call it adrenaline.
The final tally is 3080 minutes; which is 51.333 hours.
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So what's next?  As I mentioned in the beginning of my post, the next part is the actual quilting; but I'm beyond stuck and could definately use some suggestions.

Part of me wants to somehow replicate the "Fire and Ice and Rage" in stitch form, or incorporate other random "easter eggs" in the quilting (like maybe free-motion roses).  Then another part of me wants something super simple so as to not distract; yet I cringe to think about what color of thread I should use.  Can you see now why I'm calling this quilt "finished for now". 

Now because I believe that you shouldn't just see the finished quilt; because what's the fun in that.  Here are some in process photos and further details.

Quilt Top Measurements:  approx 70" x 100"
Colors Used:  Kona Cotton Solids from Robert Kaufman

Bleached White (1287)
Espresso (1136)
Cinnamon (1075)
Honey (1162)
Earth (128)
Wheat (1386)
Khaki (1187)
Coffee (1083)
Brown (1045)


Each one of these squares measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" before sewing














Needed to pull out the BIG ladder for photography




And because of course it needs saying; if anyone knows anyone at BBC,  this quilt wouldn't mind a trip across the pond to blow in the crisp English breeze, or even a photo opp with a certain blue box or two-hearted TimeLord.  Just putting it out there.

Now, back to reality as my pile of projects has grown significantly as "The Tenth" has blissfully consumed most of my freetime the last few weeks.

If you have missed either of my previous progress posts about this quilt; which give you some insight into why I started this journey, the steps I used to go from photo to fabric, you can find them here.


Happy Sunday !!!

154 comments:

Krista @ Sewwhatscooking.com said...

Wow! Wow! That is amazing! Wow!

Lynne said...

YYYYYYYYYYYYYYES!!!!

I don't know the first thing about Dr. Who, but even just in terms of artistic accomplishment alone, this absolutely ROCKS!

This is the most refined pixel quilt I've seen to date. LOVE it! Well done, you!

So, who're YOU sleeping under tonight? ;)

Lynne said...

OH! And, I LOVE the spreadsheet! :)

Chris S said...

I don't even have words for this one...it's just outstandingly wonderful! I hope someday I am half this talented at quilting!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my Kristy - this is just incredible and I'm from the side that knows nothing about Dr. Who.
This is a masterpiece - the most wonderful art!

Adrienne Klenck said...

Amazing! So great!

DKB said...

Yeah, I didn't know who it was either. But I do know that it looks amazing!!!!! You did a really really really great job. So much detail!

jeifner said...

FanFreakingTastic! Holy cow! It is so amazing. I'm proud of you for working out all the fiddleyness and planning and keeping track of everything and perservering. It is incredible. I love how with just a few blocks you can see the image. That pic of the back is awesome.

As for quilting I might look at quilters blogs/sites to get some ideas. I would think a tan/beige might work for overall or maybe you'll go for multiple browns :). Maybe you could quilt a tardis in the white space? Like he's standing in front of it? Or a spiral design like a time tunnel?

Mary Ellen said...

Kristy, I am speechless. Doesn't happen very often, either. Freaking fantastic.

Miss Nancy said...

Absolutely, totally, completely awesome. Good going, great work, well done!!!!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Casey York said...

This. Is. So. Brilliant. I love it! I kept trying to guess what you were making, (Matt Smith? A Tardis? A Dalek?) but this is so perfect I can't believe I didn't see it coming. I second the time tunnel idea for the quilting, although I would be intimidated too. Still, amazing work--bravo!

Adrianne said...

Holy crap, this is AMAZING! The detail is fantastic! You should be super proud (and I hope someone from the BBC spies this)!

Kirsty said...

Extraordinary. Just amazing. Well done! And well done on choosing the most gorgeous Dr ever. Yay Mr 10th! I love how he sounds completely different in real life, his accent so broad and obvious. But I digress... Quilting. How about quilting it with little Tardis's all over it? After putting together such a stunning quilt top I am sure you can create a template that will allow you to quilt that police box over and over again. Yes, you are AWESOME!

Jamie Mueller @ SunFlower Seeds said...

great job Kristy!!

Samantha said...

OMG! That is quite possibly the coolest thing EVER! I'm sharing on Facebook for all of my nerd friends (and my daughter is going freak major!) to see your awesomeness!

Michelle said...

A.Maze.Ing. Simply incredible!

moira said...

amazeballs!

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

You gotta be kidding me.. those tiny pieces! That is just an incredible patience you got! It turns out lovely and I know who it is from the first photo. Really good pixeling! Congrats

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

oh my goodness David Tennant on your bed . . . . . . lovely!

acharmofmagpies said...

This is incredible. Beyond words. I am absolutely in awe and think you deserve all of the geek points and fandom points and quilting points available. I really can't express how hard my jaw fell open! Just beautiful.

anniemac said...

I don't know who this guy is or what Doctor Who is all about but... DAMN GIRL!!! This quilt is incredible! Wow. Hat's off to you!

Anonymous said...

THIS IS AWESOME!!!! *fangasm* maybe iIf you don't feel up to quilting it yet but still want to be able to use it, you could turn it into a duvet cover? add a back and snaps/domes buttons along the bottom and put a duvet inner into it. maybe add another layer between the top & where the duvet inner goes to cover up all the raw edges on the back so they dont fray to badly. and this really is epic, I stand in awe of your dedication.

Jodie said...

jumping.up.and.down

silverpebble said...

This is the most mind-bogglingly astonishing piece of crafting I have ever seen in my life. I've just tweeted about it via Jodie C. Seriously, the making equivalent of a marathon but with a mahoosive cloth picture of David Tennant as the end result. Good grief, he's even dishier pixellated into squillions of tiny cotton squares. UTTERLY WONDERFUL

Tracey said...

Well done. My favourite doctor is the fourth, Tom Baker.

Susy Dunne said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!
As a fan and a quilter, I am in total admiration xx

Tina Birkett said...

OMG!!!! THAT is INCREDIBLE!!!!! You are an Artiste!!!!!

Jackie Russell said...

This is amazing! I have watched a few of the shows but I think I need to start at the begin to understand it all.

The Cornered Kitchen said...

Absolutely incredible. I was at first, thinking it was something digital and as I read, you MADE this! Amazing amazing amazing. Thanks for sharing. When will you sell? LOL!

Jen said...

That is incredible work!

Samantha Kira said...

*claps* Bravo, darling!! I love it when fangirling and art get together to make awesome things like this! I think you chose a fantastic photo & really accomplished something BIG! Now go treat yourself to a massage or manicure, because you're worth it!

Janyaa said...

Brilliantl! Seriously, this is absolutely amazing!

madamewong said...

Wow. The quilt is amazing. David Tennant is delicious - except as Barty Crouch, then not so much.

Came here by suggestion of The Bloggess. I'm absolutely a compulsive crafter. Now I want to quilt. Must not look at the sewing machine...

mysteriousaliwz said...

Wow!

House of Holt said...

Simply amazing! I agree with Christopher Eccleston being a "fantastic" Doctor - I'd have gone with him, personally, but DT is good second :) You are incredibly talented, and I hope the quilt does indeed make it across the pond one day!

Tuesy said...

That is amazing! What incredible skill you have. I'm from the camp that says David Tennant=Yum!, but from a sheer technical viewpoint alone, your quilt is brilliant.

naida said...

That is IMPRESSIVE! Good job!

Amy Friend said...

I have to admit that I fall into group 1, I had no idea what you were talking about. BUT the quilt is amazing even though I haven't a clue who David Tennant is. Great finish!

Becca said...

That is pretty fantastic right there. Great job!

threedresses said...

YOU ARE AMAZING!! 50+ hours?? I was speechless when I saw your quilt top. Speechless. I'm so impressed with this.

Miranda Eubanks said...

Magnificent!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Wow! What a dramatic effect! You are correct in your evaluation! It IS FREAKIN' AWESOME! Congrats!

beckyjopdx said...

This is the kind of thing I tinker with in my head - pixelating an image and making something like this...but you just did it - and how! Amazing. Just amazing.

felicity said...

I'm in group 1.5 - I know of the Dr. but I don't watch the show. I can still appreciate the awesomeness of this accomplishment, though. Well done!!

Bingaling said...

This is pretty much the most amazing quilt ever. Ever. The tenth doctor is my favorite, too. So amazing!

Artsy-Craftsy Ivy said...

This is fantastic, Kristy! My 15-year-old daughter is completely obsessed with Dr. Who and would totally go crazy over this. I sent her a link to your post :)

Amanda Keener said...

I had to pin this, amazing! Tenth is my favorite :)

Happier Than A Bird Quilts said...

Just WOW! I am definitely in camp #2 and totally SWOONING over it!!! The Tenth is my favorite doctor too.
I cannot even fathom making such a quilt. Seriously way to go!

Krysta said...

I LOVE IT!!!! That is such an awesome quilt! Good job. BTW I LOVE Doctor Who. I cried so much when David/Ten left.

KellyS said...

Yes, I am in group one. I have no idea who this is, but it is still freaing amazing. So so so so awesome! So 8 ft is manageable, eh? I may have to tackle the Star Wars quilt afterall....

Miss Emily D. said...

AHHhh!!!! This looks amazing!! My heart skipped a beat. Amazing work!!

Anonymous said...

Hottie...hottie...hottie! *Drool* Jealous!

~Michelle~ said...

Amazeballs! David is also my favorite Doctor, so good choice!

Anonymous said...

I bow to your talent and persistence and excellent taste in Doctors. You more than rock, you are goddess!

Kathy said...

Came to see this via Jodie at Ric Rac- am wetting myself with excitement. Not sure if it's because of your amazing quilting prowess or the quilt subject....too close to call....

PS - I would have chosen #10 as well...

Georgia said...

Came via ric rac and as a whovian crafter I ask that I may bow down at your awesomeness and grovel. Freaking awesomepants

Patty D from NC said...

Amazing! I am a #11 gal myself but I love 10. Your quilt is amazing. I knew who he was right away, congrats on a fantastic finish!

carla said...

Hi!!! Wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!!!! Amazing!!! That doesn't say it all!!!! Awesome work of art!!!!

jess @ fushmush said...

WOW! The tenth is my favourite Doctor too. I must admit Matt Smith hasn't kept me interested which is disappointing :(

fadedginger said...

This is AMAZING. My daughter would go wild for this. I'm going to tweet this for all the world (or my dozen followers) to see.

Sharon said...

Oh my that is amazing, I am absolutely lost for words. He is also my favourite Doctor.

Jan said...

I came here from Jodie's (Vintage Ric Rac) blog because I couldn't resist saluting the maker of such an awesome quilt. I've been a Dr Who fan for many years now although haven't watched it much lately. My favourite Doctors have been Patrick Troughton (yep, I'm old), Christopher Ecclestone and the fabulous Mr Tennant (and not just because he's a fellow Scot). What an imaginative, intriguing, fabulous project - thanks so much for sharing it!

Mev_Lohman said...

You did an absolutely fantastic job on this! The tenth doctor is my favourite as well :)

Judy Ross said...

OMIGODOMIGODOMIGOD!!!!! that is quite possibly the coolest thing on the internet in the history of ever!!!!!

Perfect choice of Doctor (Ten IS the best), perfect choice of photo. I am in awe of your genius.

Lisar said...

I am definitely in Group 2!!!! Came via Jodies Ric Rac Blog and am so excited at your quilt....Christopher Eccleston converted me to liking Dr Who....it was way too scary when I was growing up in the 60's & 70's....but DT is definitely my favourite...I still miss him....I find the new series too difficult to follow!!! Fantastic job!!!

Unknown said...

You've got good taste. You make great quilts, you watch a great show and 10 is definitely the best of the modern doctors. Besides being insanely good looking and a great actor. Yes, I am just about to jump out of my skin with excitement. Congratulations and for those who don't know a thing about Doctor Who... you're missing out...

Robyn of Oz said...

Kristy, you are brilliant. I'm sure that David Tennant would be absolutely amazed by what you have achieved. We love him to bits here in out house as well.
I bow to your brilliance and patience in producing such an amazing work of art. As for the quilting, take it to the best professional you can find because it deserves special treatment. Either that, or hand quilt it, but do it in a frame.
Bless you girl, it's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Coolest. Quilt. Ever.

Anonymous said...

Love this quilt amazing. Love David T too he is such a versatile actor and has just been in a hit police drama that has caught the UK imagination by storm! Was lucky enough to chance upon the filming last September in Dorset UK and got photos of him sporting a beard and looking very serious. Show is Broadchurch if you are interested to know but lots of folk will always think of him as The Doctor and he was the best. Bet hewould beamazed at that quilt! Well done. Reader in Hampshire, UK.

stitchnsewcreates said...

Congratulations that is the best quilt top I have ever seen!!! You should be so proud. I can't believe you have finished that within a month. You are so talented. Well done.

WinnibriggsHouse said...

A superhuman effort to produce probably the most amazing quilt I have ever seen. Have just had to tweet a link it is so awesome!

Tracy VT said...

Everyone has said it all before me but oh my goodness! Fan-bloody-tastic! Well done you!

Stitchinscience said...

Wow, that is incredible. I daren't show this to my son as he will be 18 on the day that the 50th anniversary episode is due to be screened. He's planning a Dr Who themed party and this would be real icing on the cake for him.

Marg M said...

this is fantastic just so wonderful .........

Sharon Barrett said...

Speechless!

Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy said...

Wow! I've thought of doing this using a cross-stitch/tapestry pattern as a base, but I've been too intimidated by the size. Good on you for taking on the challenge!

Pip said...

Ooooooo that is amazing!!! Amazing enough that I am crazily contemplating something similar... And then I see how many hours it took you - my awe increases and my desire to replicate diminishes :)

Thimbleanna said...

WOW! I'm uninitiated in the world of Dr. Who, but this quilt is fantastic. WELL DONE!!!!

cathystitcher said...

Now THAT'S dedication! I recognised it instantly, without the 'clue' of the name of the quilt (I thought the 'Tenth' referred to your tenth piece of work) But while admiring it and wondering why you would want to make a picture of the Dishy David, I randomly thought that he's possibly the tenth Doctor. I don't watch Doctor Who. But I've been enjoying his wonderful acting in 'Broadchurch'; stunning. As is your quilt (top). Well Done, Bravo, and other such exclamations.

Anonymous said...

This is simply amazing! You deserve a ride in the TARDIS for this pure Whovian dedication. I am really hoping this quilt gets to travel across the pond for the 50th festivities.

janstitch said...

I've been a fan of the Doctor since the first episode (yes I am that old!) but you have done him proud. That is one amazing quilt top.
The biggest quilt show in the UK is The Festival of Quilts http://www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk
I suggest you enter it into the art quilt category next year (if not this August).
Good luck with the quilting.

mathea said...

You have excellent taste in doctors! And what an amazing job you have done here - I'm in awe!

Shirley Ann said...

Wow! I cannot even fathom undertaking something like this. That quilt is crazy cool and an awesome homage to the tenth. (MY fav too!) I cannot wait to show this to my hubby when he gets home. Truly great job, I'm wildly impressed! :D

S

Anonymous said...

I've never read your blog before, but I'm now your servant for life.

Quilt Monkey said...

You are my hero! Saw the quilt on Pinterest and had to stop by. Quilting AND my favorite Doctor? Yes, please! Very nicely done.

Robyn said...

Brilliant!! I am a quilter and a Whovian. Hats off to you!!

Anonymous said...

This is the most amazing quilt I have EVER seen. You are mind boggling. David was my favorite and I refuse to watch Matt Smith slaughter Dr. Who. Thank you. Regena in TN.

Melissa Loves Color said...

This is the coolest thing! Wow!!!!!

Cousin Janice from Ottawa :) said...

My sister and I once pieced a periodic table of the elements... Over two years. I'm seriously impressed, and very much looking forward to seeing how you do decide to quilt it. Have you considered quilting the top by hand so that you're less likely to mess it up?

Mitzi DeMarco said...

That is so awesome. Great job. I hope David gets to see it. :-)

yageol said...

Absolutely awesome!!!!!
Congratulation for this wonderful quilt, I love it!!!! We do'nt know Dr. Who in Switzerland, but never mind. The quilt is just great...

Estella said...

Wow it's fantastic... it is so great !! it is ... ... Wow !!
what a work !! congratulation !!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

A. M. A. Z. I. N. G!!!!!!!!!

grannymaudsgirl said...

Two! I am in camp two!
I had wondered about cross-stitch and pixels converting to quilts, but yours is the first great example I have seen. What a great job!

Pippi creates said...

That is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. And so worthwhile given the subject matter. Both hubby and I are super impressed!

Leanne said...

That is amazing. Nothing else I can say, except well done.

Marianne Bos said...

Freaking Awesome! Am a big doctor who fan and yes I do remember the first doctor who from when I was young
Great job

Sylvia said...

Absolutely fantastic. I love Dr. Who too and as an English quilter I seriously suggest you contact David Tennant's website (he must have one) to let him know about this. Am sure he would be flattered and delighted.

Also, agree with Jan, why not enter it in the Festival of Quilts this year, it would go down a bomb in England.

Shona said...

That is completely epic! Incredible! Wow! I'm so impressed! You have an amazing skill.

Gheorghita Iuliana said...

WAAW now that is devotion! I bow to you ooo great fan! I just love it

Julie said...

OH MY! This is just BRILLIANT! I would so love to cuddle up in that. Absolutely beautiful work. My favorite Doctor, as well. <3

Anonymous said...

I bet this took alot of time and patience, And to tell the truth it has paid off. This quilt is AMAZING and you are AMAZING!!!! =)

Anonymous said...

Wow, very impressive! It's gorgeous. As a fan of Dr. Who, and especially of the Tenth himself, I applaud you. :)

Lydia Rilea said...

Absolutely phenomenal. So inspiring. Great work!

gallifreygirl2007 said...

so very cool! :) i love it would love to know where you're going to put it...do you have a 10 ft tall wall?
I wonder who the anonymous comment above me is from? lol

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! I am a huge David Tennant fan and I love Doctor Who. You've GOT to figure out a way to bring this quilt to his attention. I'm sure he would love it. :-) You're way cool. :-)
Melody Ayer
melodyayer@comcast.net

Lemur Lady said...

London based Doctor Who, David Tennant and sewing fan here and I am bowing down in front of your awesomeness. Utterly brilliant! As Ten himself would say "oh, you are beeeeaaaautiful!".

stitchsister said...

Brilliant. You're my hero.

Ashley S. said...

Oh my gosh this is so... I can't stop staring at it. You are incredible. This is incredible. I don't have the right words, or any words, that could truly encompass how amazed I am and how awesome your quilt is! This is seriously the most epic and exciting work of art I have ever seen. I am a HUGE Doctor fan and totally in love with David Tennant. I'm just floored by this. So, so intricate and gorgeous! I love it!!!

Jessica said...

NO WAY! This is flipping amazing. You are AMAZING.

Jessica said...

(PS: You got his hair perfect. And I thought that was impossible).

terryp said...

Incredible; and your reasoning was perfect. I still think about him taking his clone/half Donna to Rose and leaving them together.

MellieWo said...

So awesome!! it looks fantastic. The Tenth is my favorite, too :)

Jan Ochterbeck said...

Wow! Amazing! Fabulous! Very cool. Good luck with the quilting!

Aileen Fish said...

I don't usually comment on blogs I don't know, but as a David Tennant fan and a quilter, I bow to your genius! I plan to someday do a pixelated quilt, but now I'm afraid I will fail to come anywhere close to this. Thanks for posting this for all of us to enjoy!

little seamstress said...

Whoa,Baby! LOVE IT!!! Hope it does get to visit David Tennant!

Anonymous said...

Awesomeeeee!!! :D :D I sense a hoard of Doc who fans itching to order this quilt now ;P

Sara Dodd said...

That is totally AWESOME!!! And I am in the number two camp (though I have to say I have a soft spot for 'The Eleventh' as well as 'The Third' and 'The Fourth' - yes, I am a very old sci-fi fan ;D). Very, very well done!

Sarah Smith said...

That is AWESOME!!!

Maybe for the quilting bit, you could include free motion embroidered motifs/themes from other doctors? That way there would be little clues to other doctors throughout the quilt, but they wouldn't distract too much. So like, roses, a tardis, k9, the planet earth, adipose, bowties, converse, his name in gallifreyan everything! All hidden away in matching thread, or maybe just in the white space around him?

That way, although you don't get to make one for the 9th and 11th too, you get to put in some of their characteristic motifs/themes/traits etc. Gaaah this is so amazing, I might have to learn to quilt just so I can do likewise, but maybe with something hitchhikers guide related because that's what keeps me going between series of Dr Who!

Totally inspirational! x

elizabeth said...

this is SO. FREAKING. COOL!
amazing!
and you only just started it the first of this month?????
oh wow. oh wow. oh wow.

(if i knew the right people, i get you and your quilt the trip you are wishing for. for sure!)

Liisa said...

WOW WOW WOW Squee!

Venia Conte said...

Absolutely brilliant! You need to set up an account with AirBNB and have people pay you to come sleep underneath David Tennant. ;) This is gorgeous...what a talent you have!

Kate Black said...

Omigosh, this exists. Just wow. <3

Olly said...

OMG - I'm totally blown away by the awesome-ness. It's brilliant! It's David Tennant! Wow - I'm sooo jealous. Well done you :)

Hitch & Thread said...

Just AMAZING!!!

Michelle said...

You deffinately chose the right time lord and if it was to visit BBC is should really have a chaperone!

tardis said...

He is my favourite too, what a magnificent job, thanks for sharing!

Anne

AnnaPK said...

Your quilt is absolutely amazing!!!! It is fantastic and wonderful in so many ways!

domestiCass said...

My two favorite things combined...quilting and DW! I LOVE it!

Carla said...

Oh, my stars, Kristy!! I'm blown away and I don't even know who the man is cause I don't watch the show. But, I do know that this is one impressive quilt! It's award winning even, especially if you get the quilting just right....maybe some brainstorming with quilters you admire. Congratulations!

Di said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!!

tialys said...

This is incredible beyond adjectives. I didn't like Christopher Eccleston as the Dr. so this is far the best choice as far as I'm concerned. I just can't believe that somebody who can piece something this amazing would worry about their quilting going 'wonky' - surely you must be a genius at all things. By the way, will you sleep with him afterward?

Sarah said...

Awesome!

UKMUMINUSA said...

Amazing, did you contact the BBC to show them this quilt? If not you should do.

Claire Jain said...

That is aaaaaaaamazing. What a feat! There will be time for quilting later, but definitely pat yourself on the back for reaching this milestone. I love it!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You did the Doctor wonderfully! David Tennant was one of the best. Are you going to do a series of them or just the one? I haven't seen any of your other pixel projects but this one just takes the cake! Our entire family are Dr Who fans and I will be telling them about your quilt! Cynthia from Utah

Crickett Hutchinson said...

Fantastic! I love it when my worlds collide!

As for the quilting, I do like the idea of an all-over rose pattern, or one huge rose (echo quilted), with the words "Bad Wolf" repeated in cursive in the border. If you wanted to get REALLY involved, a linear pattern of Rose's face quilted over the front (you'd be able to see it on the back - use a solid fabric), with a border of single line patterns of a wolf, so that they'd be visible on the back as well.

TravelingModern Quilter said...

Oh my GOSH!!! I am in LOVE! The Tenth is my absolute favorite, favorite doctor!!! Are you selling this pattern by any chance? I have got to make this. It will become my treasured quilt! serinarkelley at hotmail dot com... Please please please!!!!

Sue said...

I love it! I am amazed at your talent, just amazed!

timestitcher said...

Count me as one of those jumping up and down exclaiming "Brilliant!"

kylie said...

Wow! What a fantastic job you've done. David Tennant is a fave of mine too...I hope you don't mind, I just tweeted your post because I love your quilt!

Anonymous said...

I saw this at the festival of quilts on Thursday at the NEC and I can truly say this was the best pictorial one there, and I was very disappointed in my sister who couldn't work out why it was called 'The tenth'Amazing!!

Silvia Dell'Aere said...

Hi kristy, I've seen your quilt in FoQ and I loved it! I also stewarded at the FoQ and I can say you that one of the most asked questions was "where's the quilt of The Doctor?" :) Great job!

Still in progress... said...

You make a very nice and hard work !
I have a friend who like him too and I would like to make this picture for his birthday, with my special abilities with mini hama beads.

So I would like to know if it will be possible to send me your pdf you use for this. I prefer yours because the colors are near exactly the colors I can use.

Anonymous said...

super accomplishment! i bow before your magnificence!! be proud!!!

Becki Robins said...

That's awesome! I would have done Matt Smith, but that's because I didn't get hooked until his first Dr. Who Christmas special. But really, that's art. Love it!

liniecat said...

Remarkable, hes even stunning in fabric lol well done on this innovative idea!

Pamela said...

Bit late coming to this party, but must comment ... you are right ... completely freakin' awesome! Been a Doctor Who fan forever (Tom Baker used to be my fave ... that's how old I am!) but The Tenth is the bestest ever with Chris E. a close second. I found this because I saw the Sherlock quilt and followed the trail. You are amazing and extremely talented. I just wish I had a big white barn so I too could have a giant David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch. What every girl dreams about.

Anonymous said...

You need to turn these into patterns. I would totally buy them, Love both David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch.

MARLI RAMIRES said...

In fact, I must to say.... I don´t believe it!
I did a quilt with small pieces, very colorfull, but these one, is amazing!!!

Lucy said...

This is totally amazing! Where in the UK is the quilt festival, I'd love to see it in real life!

jannelea said...

Wow! I'm totally impressed. This is amazing! I knitted two scarves, veeeeery long scarves this winter and thought that was a lot of work, but hey! This crushes that standard by far. Sooooo impressed! Lovely work.

Anonymous said...

I love what you have done !!! First Quilt top??? WOW !!! David Tennant is the best DOCTOR evah. I have been quilting for 30 years and wouldn't attempt this.... WELL DONE YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, awe inspiring. I Admire David Tennant's acting too. Check out the miniseries Broadchurch, and Hamlet with Patrick Stewart for triple the pleasure. . .

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