Monday, February 11, 2013

Harry Potter: The Project of Doom quilt

February is the month that Terri and I start paper piecing Harry Potter blocks.  Terri is making different blocks that are related to Harry Potter, and I am making the Harry Potter Project of Doom quilt.  The patterns that both of us are using are all found at the link for the Project of Doom.  Don't forget to check out what Terri is doing over at QuiltNCards.  She even has a tutorial on paper piecing so far.

Well, I started the first block last Monday afternoon.  Since it was such a busy week for me, I didn't get the block finished until yesterday.

block #1, times 2

up close of block #1
Yes, I am making 2 of each block.  Since both my sons are also avid Harry Potter fans, I'm sure that at least one of them may want a quilt.  I'm making 2 of each block to make sure that I get a quilt for myself to keep.

I decided to start the next block after I finished the first block(s).  Well, it was a quick and easy block to make.  Here is block #2, all done.

2 of block #2

up close of block #2
I am making this quilt on a hand crank sewing machine.  My favorite machine, my Spartan, wasn't happy last month, after getting tipped over in my car.  Since I have several machines (nope, I haven't counted how many) I decided to switch to my new (to me) 1925 Singer 99 that I converted to a hand crank.  I still don't have the parts needed for this machine (I just made my order on Saturday, so they are coming) but, I 'stole' a hand crank from another machine, and used a plastic card to be the temporary bobbin plate until the new one arrives.  Here is the machine sewing on block #2.

1925 Singer 99 hand crank
The 'Hello Kitty' ring is from my birthday cupcake at the Quilts of Valor sew-in that was at my house last Tuesday.  I'll be running another Quilts of Valor sew-in tomorrow at a quilt store in the area.  I'll try to remember to take pictures.  I get to award a quilt to a veteran of the Afghanistan war.  How nice for Rita to have me run this sew-in for her.

I've also received some things in the mail recently.  I won this book from Debra, over at Life is a Stitch.  The spool pin doilies are from Lindalu.  You can order from her here.  I've purchased spool pin doilies and a sewing machine base and extension from her in the past.  Lindalu sent me these lovely spool pin doilies for referring people to her.  Isn't that sweet!  The gold one is going on my Singer 99 hand crank.  I have enough colors that I can switch colors whenever I feel like it.  Fun!

book I won, and gifted spool pin doilies
Maybe I need to use the pink one this month instead.  Hmmm....  decisions, decisions!

Let me know if you want to play along with Terri's and my Harry Potter paper piecing fun!  It will continue for 30 weeks, since there are 30 blocks. 

8 comments:

  1. Whoa! I thought this was for the month of Feb. Maybe I'll have to join you and make a Project of Doom, too.
    Hugs

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  2. I like the fabrics for the book covers on your first HP block.

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  3. Your HP blocks look great. I did go check it out but........ I have way to many things on the go. lol. Have a great day!

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  4. Great blocks for your HP quilt! I'm working on one too, I think I might be about halfway. Challenging, but lots of fun!

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  5. That is going to be a really fun quilt!

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  6. This is an exciting project! Your blocks are looking great :)

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  7. Love them! You don't want to make a third one of each block, do you? Just kidding. I've just found the site, but can't find the time so am so jealous!

    Dorothy in Oz

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  8. You did an awesome job reviving the Singer 99... that thrift store orphan sure looks nice!

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