Sunday, July 15, 2012

Harry Potter Quilts...

My dearest friend came home for a visit this weekend so I could finally give her the birthday/graduation present I had in mind for her since January, and that I actually completed last month.

She is a complete Harry Potter nut, like, obsessed, so when my sister-in-law were thrifting months ago and she found the most amazing piece of fabric ever, I had to buy it! Three Harry Potter panels for $1.50. I didn't know what I'd do with three, but I knew at least one was destined for Courtney's quilt.

The binding is brown print from Hobby Lobby that matches the blue diamonds on the back perfectly

Solids are Kona. I'm terrible at writing down names so I don't know them. 

Courtney graduated with her PhD in May and has a birthday in August so I figured July would be an acceptable time frame to give it to her. I used this tutorial and made a very simple  zig-zag front, or, back, as it happens. It took me awhile to get the layout right and I had to rip a few seams out and patch a few seams up when I lost some points in trimming, but all in all I'm totally in love. Makes me want to make a bigger zig zag quilt...maybe.

To quilt this thing was a challenge because I followed the zigs and had to turn the quilt so often. A bigger quilt would prove even more challenging, but with patience it could be done, which is of course why I would have trouble....

I liked the brown around the outside because it made me think of a wand, or something, if that makes sense. It just seemed the only possible choice for it and it works perfectly. She absolutely loved it and that made me happy.

Now what to do with the other two panels...


  1. That "back" is amazing! I need to get it in gear!

  2. This is so cute, I love the chevron front!