I'd already made a bed quilt for my mother but also really wanted to make her a lap quilt for when she watched movies. I wanted to create something unique and after seeing the large amount of Doctor Who fabric that was available I decided to create a Dalek. That meant opening paint and drawing away... and a lot of erasing... and reworking, and "WHOA! Jump back Loretta! That is *way* too large for a lap quilt!" Finally I arrived upon this and it turned out really well- except for the one pixel I apparently grabbed the wrong 1.5" square and didn't realize it until I had the quilt pinned and ready for free motion quilting. I left it there. It made it even more unique.
This pattern is available for sale at here. The finished size is 50x50. The pattern is mostly 1.5 strips with quite a number 1.5x1.5 blocks. The pattern works left to right so if there are 10 black pixels in a row that means one will use a 10.5x1.5 strip instead of using ten 1.5x1.5 squares. One would want a sonic screwdriver for that! The background has a few large chunks to save on time, fabric, and thread. It also really helps the the background pattern to stand out.