Voldemort: Yes. You see what I’ve become? See what I must do to survive? Live off another, a mere parasite! Unicorn blood can sustain me, but it cannot give me a body of my own. But there is something that can; something that, conveniently enough, lies in your pocket!
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But what to do?
I wracked my head for weeks until it dawned on me, that I can share my inspiration. The whole reason why I am addicted to quilting, in particular paper piecing or foundation piecing as it is also called.
Did you know, that I only started quilting and paper piecing January 2015. It feels as though I have been quilting forever.
The quilt that got me started was a quilt along that started in January 2015, it was paper pieced and it was magical, to say the least. Never in my whole life, did I think I would be able to make any of the things that was posted.
Here is my finished project from The Project of Doom quilt along, a Harry Potter inspired Quilt.
Jennifer Ofenstein is the mastermind behind these awesome patterns. And best of all, these patterns were shared with us for free.
Jennifer runs a website called Fandom in Stitches, where you can find all of these patterns, plus a lot more. The website has any genre you can think of to satisfy any fandom, geek or nerd.
What is even more inspirational is a lot of these quilts are donated to the Linus Connection (their mission is to make and deliver handmade security blankets for children in crisis situations in our area. The blankets go to children in hospital emergency rooms, in crisis centers, in foster care, battered women’s shelters, to any child who is in need of a little extra security in their lives.) You can also find Jennifer on her own website Sewhooked.
Week 7 Variation 2
Week 6 Variation 3
This has also inspired me to work on my own quilt along, which is why I didn’t have time to make anything new for this hop.
I can’t show anything to do why my qal yet, but here is a blog button.
Project of Doom Quilt is done! Finally, I can’t tell everyone how happy I am. She finished off so beautiful.
The Project of Doom quilt was part of a Quilt Along, that is still ongoing. New members join every day, some of the new member have never paper pieced before. So it does not matter how experienced you are, you CAN make this quilt.
I will be honest of you, this was my very first paper pieced quilt, ever.
All these patterns and more can be found here. They are all free.
Here is she is, Petunia in all her glory.
There is a couple more works in progress, that I am currently busy with. That is excluding all the ufo projects. (Un finished objects)
Here is the dark arts Project of Doom quilt top. Still has to be quilted.
Then the EQ7 Seasons row along, only a couple of blocks done on this one so far.
Then most importantly, my Star Trek quilt. Most of the patterns are my design, but a couple is designed from other people and 1 gifted item.
All the Start Trek Patterns can be found here, and they are all free.
The Smartphone Quilt Along, some finished blocks.
The patterns can be found here, they are also free.
And last but not least, the patterns I have designed for the Haunted Halloween Blog Hop. All the blocks is nearly all done. My reveal date is on 20 October, so be sure to check back for these great patterns.
More information can be found here for this blog hop.
There will be prizes to be won every day of the blog hop.
This pattern was inspired by Snape and his love for Lily.
“But this is touching, Severus,” said Dumbledore seriously. “Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?”
“For him?” shouted Snape. “Expecto Patronum!”
From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe. She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
So, when a swap event happened recentlyand my swap buddy requested Snape, I decided to design Snape with a memory of his Protronus.
The Patronus is appliqued, you can decide if you want it, your choice. Pattern shape included in the pdf download.
I also tried to embroider the blossom tree where Snape met Lily for the first time, and had some blossoms floating around. Not to many.
That is completely optional.
I hope you like him. (I will need to make another one, just for me.)
This weeks blocks was based on all the important wands in Harry Potter, I was quite excited about this block and ultimately decided to make all 3 variations.
All 3 patterns can be found at Fandom in Stitches and Sewhooked.
Voldemort’s Wand block, I made with black and green colors to represent Slytherin.
Tom Riddle’s wand was 13 1/2″ in length and belonged to Tom Riddle, the wizard who later became known as Lord Voldemort. The wand was made from yew with a phoenix feather core.
It was manufactured by Garrick Ollivander and was the “brother” or “twin” of the wand of Harry Potter, as their wands share cores. It was with this wand that Riddle murdered James and Lily Potter and countless others, including Muggle Frank Bryce, Amelia Bones, and Ministry of Magic ex-employee Bertha Jorkins. On Voldemort’s orders, Peter Pettigrew used this wand to kill Cedric Diggory in June of 1995 as well.
Harry Potter’s wand block
Harry Potter: “I don’t want it.”
Ron Weasley: “What? Are you mental?“
Harry Potter: “I know it’s powerful. But I was happier with mine.“
— Harry giving up the Elder Wand in favour of his own
Harry Potter’s wand was 11″ long, made of holly, and possessed a phoenix feather core. This was described by Ollivander to be an unusual combination of wand core and wood. The feather was donated by Fawkes, Albus Dumbledore’s phoenix. It was revealed by Garrick Ollivander that Tom Riddle’s wand core also came from Fawkes, making the two wands “brothers”. Harry’s wand was described as being “nice and supple“
The Elder Wand block.
Hermione Granger: “You — you really think this wand exists, then, Mr. Ollivander?”
Garrick Ollivander: “Oh yes, yes, it is perfectly possible to trace the wand’s course through history. There are gaps, of course, and long ones, where it vanishes from view, temporarily lost or hidden; but it always resurfaces. It has certain identifying characteristics that those who are learned in wandlore recognize…Whether it needs to pass by murder, I do not know. Its history is bloody, but that may be simply due to the fact that it is such a desirable object, and arouses such passions in wizards. Immensely powerful, dangerous in the wrong hands, and an object of incredible fascination to all of us who study the power of wands.“
— Ollivander and Hermione discussing the Elder Wand
The Elder Wand is one of the fabled Deathly Hallows. In the “Tale of the Three Brothers” it was the first Hallow created, bestowed on Antioch Peverell, supposedly by Death himself after the wizard requested, as his bounty, the most powerful wand in the history of wizardkind. According to legend, whoever reunited it with the other two Hallows, the Resurrection Stone and the Cloak of Invisibility, would become the Master of Death.
It is said to be the most powerful wand that has ever existed, able to perform feats of magic that would normally be considered impossible, such as mending another wand damaged beyond normal magical repair. It is known that the Elder Wand’s core is the tail hair of a Thestral, a potent yet tricky substance to master that can only be handled by a witch or wizard who is capable of accepting death, since only by such can it be seen.
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