Paper Piecing Monday – Tardis edition

After finally finishing my epic red/aqua compass star blocks, I was set to launch my latest “sampler” selection for Paper Piecing Monday.  Then I found a silly pattern on-line and just had to do it.

I do not usually do novelty or “object” paper piecing but when I found a Tardis pattern on Fandom Stitches I just had to give it a try.  The pattern is a little confusing (some of the colour coding is not quite right and some of the pieces are not quite big enough) but I stumbled around and made it work.

For those of you that do not know what the Tardis is Wikipedia states:     The TARDIS[nb 1][1] (/ˈtɑːdɪs/ (Time and Relative Dimension in Space)[nb 2] is a time machine and spacecraft in the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who and its associated spin-offs.

Tardis quilt block

This block is 6 1/2 inches square and contains some of the smallest bits of fabric I have ever paper pieced with.  I decided to make this block in a moment of insanity.  It was the same insanity that said “use prints not solids”.

When I showed my husband he said “great, now you only have to make another 99”.  I can confidently say that is not going to happen. My next Tardis related quilt adventure, when it happens,  will be an adaptation of this strange plastic thing I made at a recent trip to a kids science museum.

Tardis 2I think it will make a great template for a quilt… using 4 inch squares and not tiny bits of fabric!