Friday, January 3, 2014

Dr. Who and Chalk Fabric Bags - Why Not?

It was just few days before Christmas and I was really, really, really busy.  But not too busy as I was still viewing quilting blogs (for relaxation).  I happened upon the Dr. Who Quilt Along (that, by the way, has been going on all year...really, Kathy...where have you been?).  I know NOTHING about Dr. Who except that my niece is a huge fan.  This I cannot resist.

Being a clueless Aunt, I corresponded with the very helpful Soma at Whims and Fancies who set me on the right path.  I have been doing quite a bit of paper piecing lately as part of the T-Shirt Quilt finish, so I had some momentum.  Right after Christmas I started on these blocks.
 The Tardis.

What to do with two paper pieced Dr. Who blocks?  Make a book bag of course.

For her sister I just had to use some chalkboard fabric (sorry, did not get a picture of the table runner I made with this material) to make her a book bag:

Happy New Year gifts for my two lovely nieces!   Linking up with Amanda Jean's finish it up Friday party.



  1. Great Doctor Who bags. While sick and in bed I have been catching up with the newer series...I use to watch it as a kid in NZ. Those paper piecing blocks are great, especially K9. I did not know about the QAL only the embroidery blocks that Kristel @ had done to celebrate the 50th anniversary.

  2. Love the Dr. Who blocks! Way to go!

  3. these are fantastic :-) I have so many friends who love Dr Who and have had my eye on these patterns for a while!

  4. How cool is that chalkboard fabric! Not sure about the practical side though :-)

  5. Very very cool use of the chalkboard fabric! And great work with the Doctor Who theme!!

  6. Wow!! The Doctor Who blocks look fantastic. Your niece is going to LOVE the Doctor Who bag. I love the chalkboard-fabric bag too. What a great idea!

    -Soma :)

  7. What a lucky pair of nieces you have, my dear! Those are two very sweet and useful gifts you made for them. I especially admire your paper pieced blocks. Awesome job, Kathy!

  8. Dropping in from the Let's Bee Social link up - I was reading the entry you'd linked, but then saw this one listed down the side and I'm a big Doctor Who fan, so I had to come see what you'd made :D Your Tardis and K9 look awesome! I bet that was a well-loved gift :D


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