Saturday, April 19, 2014

Make A Wish and fabric finds

One of the Harry Potter Crafts Yahoo group members was contacted by a wish granter from Make A Wish.  She was asked if she could contribute something with a Harry Potter theme for a little girl with cancer.  The girl's 'Wish' is to go to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios, but, she can't do that until her treatments are finished, many months from now.  Till that time comes, the crafter was asked if she could contribute something while the girl waits for her wish.  The member contacted the Yahoo group members and asked if anyone else could contribute something, too.  This is what I will be sending.
Make A Wish mini quilt
This was a block that I made for the Wicked Blog Hop back in 2012.  I hand quilted several different Harry Potter themed items in the blank places.  Since the white stitches on the white background don't show up well, I added pictures of the stitching on the back, too.
Hogwarts Shield on front

Hogwarts Shield on back

Harry's glasses on front

Harry's glasses on back

spider on front

spider on back

Golden Snitch on front

Golden Snitch on bacj

Stag in Crystal Ball on front

Stag in Crystal Ball on back
I quilted this at sew-in on Thursday, and sewed the binding on and stitched it down Thursday evening.  Woohoo!  A finish!

Our area is losing another quilt store, The Quilt Basket in Downers Grove, IL.  This is a great shop, where the owner and her helpers are all friendly.  They will be missed. 

A friend and I stopped by on Friday morning.  We found some great buys.  I found these 'food' fabrics for an upcoming Canning Jar block exchange.
Asparagus, Carrots, Potatoes, Peas, Peppers

Cherries and Blueberries
I also found fabric for 2 more 'twists' for my son's wedding quilt.
reds & yellows for 'twists'
These are the colors I purchased earlier this week, for the twists.
blues, oranges, aqua's, pinks, purples, greens
I now have fabric for 8 'twists'.  This is the pattern I'll be using.  I still need a white for the background.
Twist and Shout pattern


  1. What a wonderful "Wish" quilt - I'm sure it will be enjoyed!
    Love the fabrics for your Twist & Shout - it will be a happy quilt, for sure!

  2. You are so thoughtful to donate that Harry Potter mini quilt! You are so creative to have thought to put all of that work into the various quilting motifs! I am sure the little girl will love it! I hate seeing quilt shops close! I can't wait to see your version of Twist and Shout!

  3. You are very generous. Great fabric finds. I found a bunch at St Vincent in Wisconsin. I'll blog later about it. :)

  4. I'm sure the little girl will love the quilt! Happy Easter to you and your family. ~Jeanne

  5. Love the little Harry Potter quilt. I'm sure she will love it!

  6. This is absolutely wonderful! I'm not much of a quilter, but I can appreciate all the effort that goes into it. Well done!!!

  7. Sweet HP Make a Wish quilt! You are good peeps.

  8. I love the HP touches in the quilting! Super job!

  9. Love your add's for the Twists quilt! Perfect colors :) And what a great quilt to send to that sweet little girl! You will really help to make her days more joyful as she waits for her wish to come true!


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