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.“
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!“
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.