This Harry Potter quilt was a sneaky surprise for my husband for Christmas! I only worked on it while he was gone to work, and he never knew about it until I gave it to him with an England Rugby jersey. Haha, he likes British things and has visited a couple of times. He also played rugby for years, so he was pretty happy with his gifts. Do you like my lovely illustrated version of the Sorcerer’s Stone? I love it so much! Can’t wait for the second book to come in October! If you are interested, here is my Amazon link to the book.
Logo w/ Snitch
Flying Ford Anglia
Platform 9 3/4
The Sorting Hat
All of my paper pieced blocks came from Fandom In Stitches, but I enlarged them 210% so that I could use them for the top and bottom borders of my quilt. If you are new to paper piecing, this tutorial is a great way to get started! I used this and some trial and error to teach myself. If I can do it, anyone can!
I collected all of the fabric for the center blocks of the quilt by shopping on eBay and Etsy for fat quarters. They were all ridiculously priced (around $20 each), so you have been warned! These fabrics are all out of print of course, and there are no were no Harry Potter fabrics in print (that I knew of) at the time I made this. Now, of course I have seen a few- I still like these old ones though!
The four corners of the quilt were cut from a panel of printed fabric from eBay as well. The backing is just a navy night sky print that I thought matched pretty well. On the side borders, I embroidered the words “Harry” and “Potter” because I was too tired to keep up the paper piecing! My quilter longarmed it for me, and that was that!
I just used graph paper to draw up what I wanted, and got to work! My husband keeps this Harry Potter quilt on the loveseat and grabs it whenever we watch a movie! I will admit that if he isn’t using it, I am!
Like my Spell-o-tape? It’s not just ordinary Muggle duct tape…
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My brother Samuel is a Marine Reserve. This Star Quilt has been in the works for quite a while because de is also the only sibling that I have (out of 5) that I haven’t yet made a quilt! I heard that he was going to be having a little promotion soon, so I decided to get in gear and finish his quilt! I used solids, in Marine-y colors that he likes. I don’t know why, he is red/green color deficient, aka-color blind, and he has a harder time with greens. I wonder how he will see this quilt… Hope he likes it! The pattern is called “No Diamonds in the Sky.” Here is a link to the quilt pattern if you are interested! If you are wanting to make a star quilt, there are so many options out there, but I’ve made this one three times! The only think I would change about the pattern is to add in some trimming instructions. Once you finish all the blocks, they aren’t perfectly even, and definitely can use a trim, so instructions about what size to trim would be helpful!
Quilting by Tricia Clayton! She is always quick and does such a great job! If you are near Tucson, Arizona, I totally recommend her
While this quilt was being quilted, Samuel was in a nasty motorcycle wreck. Once I learned that he was going to be okay, I gathered my girls up to me and squeezed them tight. Then I bound this with even more love than usual. It ended up being a get well soon present, and I’m happy to say that he is better now!
Elliot wanted to share some rocks with Uncle Sammy too…
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