Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Harry Potter

I have been making my first paper pieced blocks. And they are all Harry Potter. They are for my sister in-law's birthday quilt. Laura will be here Friday and I'm still working on getting this back pieced!

Hogwarts crest


I was going to try some simple paper pieced blocks first, but here I am, totally out of time! So in I jumped. These are all FREE from Jennifer Ofenstein at her web site sewhoooked. She has a ton of patterns - not just Harry Potter.



Hedwig

We all love Harry Potter and have been going to the midnight parties since 2003, when Naperville had their first one. The whole downtown area streets are closed and most of the shops turn into Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley.


Caleb in 2003


Caleb and Kenton in 2005


Laura in 2007

For the last book in 2007, it was a little nuts, as things are prone to get here in Naperville. But we had a fun time getting sorted and hanging out all afternoon until the midnight release.

Golden Snitch

She and I even went out the next night, just the two of us, to my favorite local Italian place - with our books - and silently read all through dinner! The waiters totally understood.

Mail Owl (he still needs his eyes at those purple spots)

Just last month we went to the Museum of Science and Industry - they have the traveling Harry Potter exhibit. It is filled with props and sets from all the movies. No pictures allowed!

Scroll

I almost died when they had all the Weasley knits and I couldn't snap a picture! The detail in all the props is just amazing. Go see it if you have a chance.

Quill

I hope she enjoys these Harry Potter blocks on the back of her quilt.

15 comments:

Kris said...

These came out great! Way to go for your first time! I have been wanting to do some of those Harry Potter blocks since I saw them a few weeks ago!

Mushyhed said...

Are you putting these on the back of of a quilt because these blocks are AMAZING and they need to be front and center! I LOVE these! Great job on the paper piecing. I afraid I just can't wrap my little brain around paper piecing techniques!

jaybird said...

great blocks!! how long did it take you to get those done... i thought i had seen them all and more kept coming as i scrolled!!

sewhooked said...

Oh, your blocks look great!

I post new photos every week on http://community.livejournal.com/hp_paperpiecing/ and I'd love to share the blocks you've made, if that's okay with you.

Jennifer
sewhooked.org

Starbound Studios said...

I absolutely love, love, love these!! I have secretly been obsessed with Harry Potter since the beginning, and am planning a trip in August to head to Chicago with mom to see the exibit! Can't wait to see the finished quilt with these little beauties (which I must say, really should be show-cased on the front!)!!

Starbound Studios said...

I absolutely love, love, love these!! I have secretly been obsessed with Harry Potter since the beginning, and am planning a trip in August to head to Chicago with mom to see the exibit! Can't wait to see the finished quilt with these little beauties (which I must say, really should be show-cased on the front!)!!

Jennie said...

OOOHH!! I went to MSI and saw the exhibit too... it was AMAZING!! I loved- LOVED the Yule Ball costumes they had on display... especially Prof. McGonagall's! I really wish there had been a book to buy with pictures from the exhibit. I am almost tempted to go again!! ~ Jennie

Jennie said...

PS- I also thought Prof. Lockhart's costumes were amazing- so detailed and finely made!

Goddess in Progress said...

Those are unbelievable! I love it! And I may have to make a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry when I'm home in August. Just because my kids are too young to have read the books or seen the movies... I'll totally geek out!

Carol R. said...

What an amazing quilt this is going to be. Your sister will love it.

amy smart said...

These paper-pieced blocks are incredible!! Wow, I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Jodie said...

I see someone else made this comment, but I'm going to make it too...the blocks are amazing. Why are they going on the back of the quilt??

Michelle said...

You are incredible. I wish I could help you with the blocks. I really enjoy paper piecing. I think because it is like a puzzle, which I loved to do until I had young children who would hide/lose/try to eat the puzzle pieces. They should definitely be their own quilt.

Leslie said...

the detail on these is amazing!!

shanna said...

What a great quilt