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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Doctor Who Stitch-Along Week 2


Welcome to week two of The Doctor Who Stitch-Along! We'd like to send a huge thanks to everyone that is stitching along with us.

Now, without further ado...

Please welcome The Second Doctor!
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Designed by Jennifer Ofenstein
7 1/2" hand embroidered


Stitch as desired. Jennifer's sample worked in 3-strand back stitch and French Knots. 

Need to learn to hand embroider? Not to worry, it's easy peasy and you just need a few tools! Fandom In Stitches recommends Jenny Hart's amazing tutorials over at Sublime Stitching! Want more? There are oodles of great videos on YouTube and we've created a playlist just for you!

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Sash your blocks each week and make a quilt like the one in our sample!
See Week One for fabric amounts and sashing instructions for finished blocks.

Block Layout 2 (even number weeks)
Use this layouts for all even numbered weeks: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

Amounts listed do not include final quilt borders.

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  1. Cute! Just started stitching #1 last night, but looking forward to hopefully getting all caught up with 1 & 2 and borders this weekend. Yay for 3 day weekend!

    1. Oooh, three day weekend, you will def be caught up by next week! The actual piecing of the blocks takes no time at all and will be even faster since you're using a jelly roll. :D

  2. I'm with Jewells on the jelly roll. I'm waiting on fabric and said roll to come in the mail - can't wait to start stitching 2!

  3. Are y'all sure about stitching straight down the stitching line on the 2.5" squares? I just put my first block together, and if I sew on the diagonal straight down the middle as indicated in the instructions, I end up with my triangles not lining up properly. I just added pics to the flickr group of my finished block 1 so you can see how it ended up. The instructions don't indicate a seam allowance, so I did 1/4" seams on everything, but it seems like on the 2.5" square, if you were to stitch a scant 1/4" above the line drawn, instead of on the actual line, the triangles would end up in the right place. But then again my traditional piecing skills are for the birds, so it could just be me.

    1. If a scant seam works for you, then definitely use it. Seam allowance is 1/4", sorry I left that out, I'll go back and add that. You can see pics of my two blocks here, done just as I've shown in the instructions:
      Hope that helps!

    2. Going to pick apart and re-piece the same pieces to see if I can line it up better before I move on to #2. I don't know why mine are so off, I cut right down the middle diagonal of the squares. :( I never seem to get this kind of piecing right.

    3. Okay, I just figured out what happened! You don't actually cut the squares on the diagonal, you just sew on the diagonal and then press open (cutting seam allowance after if you want). That would definitely throw off block. I'll try to take some pictures when I piece my next block. Ack, sorry or the confusion!

    4. In my previous comments I said it right, but I mistyped in my comment on the 26th, I SITCHED right down the diagonal (not cut). Sorry. I then cut leaving a 1/4" seam allowance before pressing. I'm pressing with a dry iron to prevent stretching. *shrugs*

  4. Thanks for the video on backstitch. I've now stitched (properly) the titles onto 2 of my HP Project of Doom books.