Philosophers Stone From Harry Potter

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Philosophers Stone from Harry Potter

The is the newest pattern made for a request.

The lady, Jo, is making a Harry Potter quilt for her son, and wanted this faceted Philosophers Stone, to add to the patterns.

Philosophers Stone from Harry Potter

Philosophers Stone from Harry Potter

The pattern is 10 inches finished, and paper pieced.

The patterns are colored, to make it easier to sew the pattern.

You can see from Jo’s block, that she chose to make the bottom a book, but this can be left as the background as well.

Philosophers Stone from Harry Potter

Philosophers Stone from Harry Potter

This is an ongoing project hosted by Fandom in Stitches

The original quilt along happened in 2011 and revitalized in 2015, and there is still people joining  up to today, starting from the first block. So it seams to be a never ending  quilt along.

This faceted stone will be published on Fandom in Stitches in the next couple of week, date to be announced.

For more fantastic patterns based on Harry Potter and much more visit Fandom in Stitches.

 Voldemort: Harry Potter. We meet again.

Harry: Voldemort?

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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Till next time.

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Celebrate International Craft Month

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Celebrate International Craft Month

Celebrate International Craft Month

You can not imagine the excitement I felt, when I was included in the blog hop for International Quilting Month.

Here is the whole list of bloggers taking part in the event. Please go and visit everyone, you never know what you might find.

And don’t forget to leave and comment and enter your name in the Rafflecopter to win a prize. There are19 prizes to be won, the full list is available on Quiltshopgal. Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post.

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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.

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Project of Doom, a Harry Potter inspired quilt.

Celebrate International Craft Month

Harry Potter inspired quilt, number 2

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.

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.

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Now for the rafflecopter

a Rafflecopter giveaway

See everyone soon and enjoy the blog hop.

LLAP

Vanda

PS: to comment from my front page, the comments is at the top of the page under the heading, just click on the word comments.

If you click on the heading and go to the specific post, then the comments is at the bottom and the top of the page.

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Project of Doom Quilt is done!

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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.

Project of Doom quilt

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.

Dark arts quilt

Then the EQ7 Seasons row along, only a couple of blocks done on this one so far.

All the patterns can be found here.

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The Smartphone Quilt Along, some finished blocks.

The patterns can be found here, they are also free.

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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.

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See you all soon for more.

Vanda

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Project of Doom final blocks

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Project of Doom final blocks is finally done.

Here is the last block I made for the dark arts Project of Doom quilt.

It has some potions bottles in the block.

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Project of Doom final blocks

Then this is the final layout for the Dark Arts blocks to go together, will start stitching those together as soon as I have cut out all the sashing for it.

Project of Doom final blocks

Project of Doom final blocks

And finally, my “good” Project of Doom, for the good guys.  This is the finished quilt top, ready to be quilted.

You can see I have added some extra pieces on the sides of the castle, the Sword of Gryffindor with Dobby the house elf. And on the other side the Nimbus 2000, Harry Potter’s first broom.

Project of Doom final blocks

Project of Doom final blocks

If you would like any of the patterns shown in the photos, then you can click on the photos, which will take you through to Fandom in Stitches where all the free patterns are hosted.

That is all for today, visit back again for more patterns coming soon.

Below is links to other quilt alongs that I am busy with at the moment.

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Severus Snape

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Severus Snape

Severus snape, harry potter, paper piecing, applique, sewing, craft, pattern

Click on the picture to download the pattern.

Designed and tested by Vanda Chittenden

20 x 20 inch paper pieced with applique

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 recently and 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.)

Always

Vanda

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Project of Doom Week 14

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Project of Doom Week 14

Harry’s Wand,  Elder Wand and Voldemort’s Wand.

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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Project of Doom Week 13

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Project of Doom Week 13

Monster Book of Monsters and Quirrell’s Turban is this weeks options in the Quilt Along.

I took some inspiration from other members of the group and decided to make my Monster Book of Monsters “Fluffy”. In hindsight, if I had to make the monster book again, I would NOT use fleece to do it again, keep to nice and safe cotton.

Saying that, doesn’t he look adorable, I named him Snuggles.

A vicious guide to monstrous creatures.—Description

The Monster Book of Monsters, by Edwardus Lima, is a particularly vicious textbook that is used in Care of Magical Creatures while Rubeus Hagrid (who thought the book’s aggressive nature was funny) was the teacher.

The book will attack anyone who attempts to open it. The only way to subdue the book is to stroke its spine, upon which the book opens placidly.

Then we have Quirrell’s turban.

Petrified, he watched as Quirrell reached up and began to unwrap his turban. What was going on? The turban fell away. Quirrell’s head looked strangely small without it. Then he turned slowly on the spot. Harry would have screamed, but he couldn’t make a sound. Where there should have been a back to Quirrell’s head, there was a face, the most terrible face Harry had ever seen. It was chalk white with glaring red eyes and slits for nostrils, like a snake.—The thing behind Quirrell’s turban.

Both these patterns can be found on Fandom in Stitches and Sewhooked.

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You can find me in the following places:

Craftsy Shop
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Fantastic Beasts Facebook Group
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Vanda Chittenden

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Project of Doom Week 12

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Project of Doom Week 12

This weeks blocks are the Basilisk Fang, Butterbeer and Cooking Sherry.  Once again I just had to make all three options, since I am making a queen size quilt. What can I say.

All the free patterns for this weeks blocks can be found on Fandom in Stitches and Sewhooked.

Here is my blocks based on the patterns.

Why don’t we go and have a butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks, it’s a bit cold, isn’t it?
—Hermione Granger inviting Harry Potter to the Three Broomsticks Inn.

Butterbeer was a popular wizarding beverage described as tasting “a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch.” It was served at numerous locations in the wizarding world and had a very slight alcoholic content.

And here is 5 different recipes to make it, I found these online.

Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe #5

This is my own recipe, modified from another I found online.  The original called for root beer (root beer?? There’s not even a hint of root beer flavor in the Harry Potter butterbeer!).

Butterbeer Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 quart butter brickle or vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch syrup
  • 32 oz of your favorite cream soda

Directions:

  1. Place 4 (16-ounce) glasses in freezer and chill for at least 20 minutes
  2. Mix ice cream and cream soda in a blender until combined
  3. Divide between the frosted glasses
  4. Top each glass with whipped cream, if desired
  5. Serve with spoons and straws

Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe #4

This one’s from the Food Network.  This one is served warm according to the recipe, but you could just as easily chill or freeze the drink before serving.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch topping
  • 2 tablespoons whipped butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla cream soda

Directions:

  1. Combine condensed milk, butterscotch topping, and butter in a glass heatproof measuring cup.
  2. Heat in microwave for 1 minute.
  3. Remove and stir until butter has melted and incorporated into mixture.
  4. Meanwhile heat cream soda in another heatproof measuring cup for 1 minute 30 seconds.
  5. Divide butterscotch mixture between 2 (10 to 12-ounce) mugs.
  6. Fill mugs with heated cream soda and stir thoroughly.
  7. Serve garnished with an old-fashioned butterscotch candy stick.

Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe #3

I found this one on e-How.  Again, hot and again, you could freeze or cool before serving.  I liked how this one used butterscotch chips and the coffee creamer.  Adds a real different dimension that still stays on track with the Harry Potter theme park version.

Ingredients:

  • 10 OZ of Cream Soda (1 & 1/4 cups)
  • 1 Tbsp of Salted REAL Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 Cup Original Coffee Mate Liquid Creamer

Directions:

  1. Put the Butterscotch Chips and Butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir and Heat for another 30 seconds.  Now add your Creamer to the bowl.
  2. Microwave in 30 Second increments again. Stirring each time.   It usually takes about 4 times (2 minutes) to get the right consistency.  Set your mixture aside.  The chips and butter should be a thick stir-able paste.
  3. Heat Cream soda in the microwave for 90 seconds.  BE VERY CAREFUL!   Microwaves times vary.  Make sure not to over heat the Cream Soda or all of the fizz will be gone.
  4. Pour Butterscotch mixture into heated Cream Soda.
  5. Stir & Serve!

Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe #2

Again, one that I modified to fit the requirements of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter park version.  This one just sounds delicious!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint of vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 bottle (24 oz.) vanilla cream soda (very cold)

Directions:

  1. Allow ice cream to soften, about 30 minutes, and bring butter to room temperature, about 2 hours
  2. Blend butter, sugar, and spices in large bowl
  3. Add to ice cream and freeze
  4. Heat cream soda in a pot until warm but still carbonated (at least 3 minutes).  You could also just go with the very cold cream soda (my preference) and have a more frozen/slushy drink.
  5. Fill each glass with a scoop of ice cream mixture and pour warmed or chilled cream soda over ice cream
  6. Serve!

Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe #1

This was the recipe put out by AP, FoxNews, and just about every other site after the Wizarding World of Harry Potter park opened.  Seems to be the most likely ingredients, but doesn’t serve it cold or frozen, like the park.  The final result does seem to be most like the park version, just needs to be frozen.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 6 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • Four 12-ounce bottles cream soda

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240 F on a candy thermometer.
  2. Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  3. Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Use an electric mixer to beat until just thickened, but not completely whipped, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. To serve, divide the brown sugar mixture between 4 tall glasses (about 1/4 cup for each glass). Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass, then stir to combine. Fill each glass nearly to the top with additional cream soda, then spoon the whipped topping over each.

Ok, Here I decided to make it poisoned cooking sherry. Why not!

Somewhere in one of the movies, someone sent a bottle of poisoned wine to Dumbledore, but Ron ended up drinking it and nearly died.

When Professor Sybill Trelawney was on probation under Hogwarts High Inquisitor Dolores Umbridge, she was drinking plenty of sherry, as Harry Potter could smell whenever he crossed paths with her. She was using the Room of Hidden Things to hide her empty sherry bottles.

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Project of Doom Week 11

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Project of Doom Week 11

In week 11 of the quilt along, the patterns Hedwig, Eagle Owl, Errol, Pigwidgeon is based on the owls in the Harry Potter films and books.

I couldn’t resist or rather decide which one I was going to make, and ended up making all 4 of them.

All these free patterns can be found on Fandom in Stitches or Sewhooked.

Here is my blocks from these patterns.

I’ve got to keep him up here because he annoys Errol and Hermes. He annoys me too, come to that.
—Ron Weasley

Pigwidgeon (also known as Pig) was Ron Weasley’s first pet owl. He was a Little Owl, or Athene noctua.

Very smart owl you’ve got there. Arrived about five minutes after you did.
—Tom comments on Hedwig’s intelligence

Hedwig was Harry Potter’s pet Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus).

In August 1991 Hedwig was purchased from Eeylops Owl Emporium and was gifted to Harry from Rubeus Hagrid on his eleventh birthday. Owls are used by wizards to deliver mail, but Hedwig was also an important companion as Harry was initiated into the wizarding world. She continued to be one of his closest companions until her death in the Battle of the Seven Potters in 1997.

That bloody bird’s a menace!
—Ron Weasley

Errol (f. 1992 – 1994) was one of the Weasley family’s owls. He was a Great Grey Owl, or Strix nebulosa.

Eagle owls are a species of owl. Wizards are known to keep this species as pets; the Malfoy family owned one and they can be bought at Eeylops Owl Emporium in Diagon Alley in London. Eagle owl feathers have magical healing properties and are used in potion-making.

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Project of Doom Week 10

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Project of Doom Week 10

Standard Book of spells, years 1 to 7.

Traditionally, these books would all be with the same binding and with lettering and numbered. But I don’t have an embroidery machine and decided to rather make each book with its own colors, to make them more individual pretty.

All the Harry Potter patterns can be found on the Fandom in Stitches website here.

Here is my take on the block.

The Standard Book of Spells is a collection of books written by Miranda Goshawk for a variety of subjects at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The series includes seven books, apparently for each year at Hogwarts, covering the spells students are taught. They are used by Professor Filius Flitwick in Charms, and by Professor Severus Snape in Defence Against the Dark Arts during the 1996–1997 school year. The Standard Book, or at least the second Volume, costs 1 Sickle at the Flourish and Blotts bookstore.

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