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 coupleRead More →

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 andRead More →

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 RubeusRead More →

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-sicklyRead More →

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.Read More →

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,Read More →

Project of Doom Week 9 This week we made the Golden Snitch and a stack of books with our house tie. I am in Hufflepuff house, so my tie colors are yellow and black. Both patterns can be found at Fandom in Stitches. Here is my Snitch. “To Harry James Potter, I leave the Snitch he caught in his first Quidditch match at Hogwarts, as a reminder of the rewards of perseverance and skill.“—Rufus Scrimgeour quotes from Dumbledore’s will on this Snitch. And my house tie. “You might belong in Hufflepuff, Where they are just and loyal, Those patient Hufflepuffs are true, And unafraid ofRead More →

Project of Doom week 4 This week we had Harry Potter spectacles and the Hand of Glory. Some of the bits on the both the blocks has teeny tiny pieces, but the end result was awesome. The patterns is designed by Jennifer Ofenstein at Sewhooked and hosted by Fandom in Stitches. Click on the pictures below to get the pattern. Draco Malfoy sees a Hand of Glory in Borgin and Burkes, a specialist Dark Arts shop. He is told by Mr Borgin that it “gives light only to the holder”. Save SaveRead More →

Project of Doom week 1. This is the first of 30 weeks worth of blocks, based on all the Harry Potter movies and books. All the blocks are designed by Jennifer Ofenstein from Sewhooked and hosted by Fandom In Stitches. Block 1 is the crystal ball, Sybill Trelawney introduced all third year students to this device and its proper use in 1994. However, most students, Harry Potter and his friends in general, saw nothing more than the white blank swirl in it, and Ron joked about how that night would be very foggy. In their end of year exam, the third years had to lookRead More →

TTMT #3 Pod and Soul, (Talk to me Tuesday) In this video, I decided to show my choices of fabric to finish of the Project of Doom quilt, plus the Dark arts version of the POD. Talk to me Tuesday or TTMT as we call it, is a community of crafters who does a show and tell with like minded people on LiveJournal. It is not normally in my nature to expose myself like this, I am the one behind the camera, taking the photo’s, the one listening and observing, not the social butterfly at the center of attention. So this has been a learningRead More →