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Announcing a Stitch Along for 2016!

I am having so much fun with the Doctor Who stitch along blocks that I finally got around to doing from Fandom In Stitches. You can see pictures on instagram under verylazydaisy. I’ve got all the doctors done, even 8.5, and I’ve done River Song, and K-9. I’m currently on the Vincent van Gogh block. What does Van Gogh have to do with Doctor Who, you ask? Well, he was the subject of my very favourite episode of the show, wherein Bill Nighy’s character says of Van Gogh, “to me Van Gogh is the finest painter of them all. Certainly the most popular, great painter of all time. The most beloved, his command of colour most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again. To my mind, that strange, wild man who roamed the fields of Provence was not only the world’s greatest artist, but also one of the greatest men who ever lived.”
I still cry every time I watch this episode. It is truly moving.
I am thinking of adding a swirly starry night sky effect to the background of my Vincent block.

While stitching away the hours I have thought of what other fandom quilts I would like to make. I added a Firefly quilt to my growing list of projects.

I have been planning an Outlander quilt for many years, well, “planning” in my head with no concrete plans on how to achieve this. Since I read the first book, way back in 1991, I have been obsessed with all things Outlander. I thought of paper pieced blocks, similarly to the Harry Potter quilts I have made. But, I decided embroidery would much better suit my goals for this quilt, and I truly am enjoying the process of stitching.

I know many of you are also Outlander fans, and thought how fun would it be to share the designs with you in the form of a stitch along, starting in January! I will post one block pattern per month, so you will have plenty of time to work on them, or just print them out and save them for a later time.
I will share all the info with you on which products and notions I am using. The supply list will be very simple! Needles, threads, background fabric. That’s it! We will talk block layout towards the end of the stitch along, and I will post full finishing instructions along with measurements and detailed directions.
The embroidery designs will be simple line drawings that will work with a basic backstitch or could be embellished with your own choice of stitches.
I’m looking forward to sharing the first block with you in January!

Go quilt something

14 Comments

  1. Valerie L wrote:

    What a great idea.

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 6:30 pm | Permalink
  2. Dusty wrote:

    I can’t wait!!! Definitely count me in!

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 6:51 pm | Permalink
  3. Carole wrote:

    I’ve done some of those Doctor Who walks to and some point want to make a whole quilt. Star Trek and Stargate are also on my to do list. I need to your list and I’ll see if I join along.

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 8:09 pm | Permalink
  4. Kate Smith wrote:

    Sounds like Hosed fun!!!
    Lallyhugs xx
    Kate

    Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 8:49 pm | Permalink
  5. Darlene F. wrote:

    Daisy, I can’t wait sounds like fun.

    Monday, November 30, 2015 at 9:52 am | Permalink
  6. Susan wrote:

    I’m sending people over to read about this, or hoping they come, anyway. =) I love the series, too.

    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 5:41 pm | Permalink
  7. Sally wrote:

    Love these books and enjoyed the few shows I’ve been able to see. Please send out reminders on this one as I don’t see a way to ‘sign up’ via email! thanks Susan

    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 10:20 pm | Permalink
  8. Lazydaisy wrote:

    There’s no signup necessary. Each pattern will be posted here on the blog. My plan is one per month. Just bookmark the blog and check back. I don’t have email subscription set up because I just don’t care to do that. I’ve found that every time I subscribe to email updates from blogs, I regret it, because my inbox just floods with stuff. I keep a blog list of links and I check the ones I like regularly. You could use a service of bloglovin to subscribe if you need a reminder.

    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 10:42 pm | Permalink
  9. Linnie wrote:

    I am interested in seeing what they look like.

    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 9:56 pm | Permalink
  10. Sally wrote:

    Wonderful–I love all the books and have enjoyed the shows I’ve seen. Is there a way to sign up and get reminders through email??

    Susan!! You have to remind us

    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 11:51 pm | Permalink
  11. Karine wrote:

    I am also interested.
    The idea is appealing. I like books, the series also and patchwork.
    Good idea to combine it all. Thank you very much. Best wishes.

    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 5:43 am | Permalink
  12. Susan Clements wrote:

    Sign me up!

    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 7:03 am | Permalink
  13. ghis wrote:

    I am interested in seeing what they look like

    Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 8:13 am | Permalink
  14. Kim Rhody wrote:

    I’m anxious to see what these look like.

    Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 10:51 pm | Permalink