Friday, July 25, 2014

Hufflepuff Golden Snitch Quilt - Harry Potter Inspired

I was excited to receive this custom order for a Hufflepuff quilt.
Not only because it's fun to create things for the other Hogwarts houses, but also because the customer wanted a Golden Snitch on the back instead of the Deathly Hallows symbol.  
I'd had a hard time deciding between a Deathly Hallows symbol or golden snitch on the first quilt, so I was happy to try the snitch out.  


It's hard to tell in the photos, but I did some detail stitching on the gold ball and on the wings.

This just might be my favorite Harry Potter Quilt yet.  As good as the pictures look, I'm afraid they just don't do justice to some of the gorgeous fabrics.  

One of the black fabrics has some really rich golden swirls all over it that make me think of magic spells.  (When I saw how pretty it was when it arrived, I just might have ordered more in black, red, and blue.)
I've discovered a wonderful little quilt shop just 45 minutes away (that's close around here in the middle of farm country...it's called The Fabric Patch and they do have a great online store too).  I got a few of the yellow fabrics from there, but I knew from making the Gryffindor quilts that they didn't have enough yellow-golden fabrics to really satisfy me for this quilt.  (I'm pretty picky about the prints to go into these quilts...I try to find tone-on-tone fabrics that don't really have "pictures" in their motifs, so that rules out a lot of choices.  I'd ordered some great gold fabrics from Sisters and Quilters a while back, and they didn't disappoint this time.  I think the Houndstooth print is my favorite.
I suppose that's one of the things I love about choosing fabric for quilts through.  They have to be chosen to give the quilt dimension and texture both when viewed from a distance, and close-up.
Katie had a friend over when we were ready to take pictures of the quilt, so the girls all had fun dressing up and taking pictures.

So now that I've made a Gryffindor and Hufflepuff quilt, I really need someone to order a Ravenclaw and Slytherin to have fun with those colors.  You can order your own custom Harry Potter Hogwarts House Quilt here.  Or the Gryffindor quilt in these pictures is ready to ship and can be ordered here.
(I might be kinda proud that this picture made it onto BuzzFeed here...16 Signs That Your Harry Potter Books Are Actually Your Best Friend).

Our school colors here just happen to be the same as Hufflepuff, so I might need to make us a school spirit quilt, just because I love the colors so much.

And if you're a Harry Potter Fan, there are two giveaways currently going on.  To win all these awesome prizes, see this post...
http://www.piecesbypolly.com/2014/07/accio-books-book-tote-tutorial-happy.html

And to win a Harry Potter Photo Styling Set, see this post...
http://www.piecesbypolly.com/2014/07/happy-harry-potter-styling-giveaway.html

See these links for more details about other Harry Potter themed crafts we've done...and be sure to check back because I'll be adding more as I get them written up.


Gryffindor Deathly Hallows Quilt
 http://www.piecesbypolly.com/2013/10/harry-potter-printable-spell-books-sew.html


 

 Hogwarts Crest Quilt
 

Harry Potter Party Overview


 


 Hedwig Necklace
 

Accio Book Tote Tutorial - Freezer Paper Stencil 
  
Harry Potter Shirt - Freezer Paper Stencil



Easy Harry Potter Wands 


Printable Hogwarts Library Book Plates

Printable Harry Potter Valentines


Easy Harry Potter (Hogwarts) House Scarves


Golden Snitch Necklace

Golden Snitch Cupcakes
 


Ron Weasley "I'm a Keeper" Shirt - Freezer Paper Stencil
 

Ginny Weasley's Golden Snitch Skirt
 
DIY Quidditch Association Shirt - Freezer Paper Stencil (Boy Version)
 
DIY Quidditch Association Shirt - Freezer Paper Stencil (Girl Version)
 
Harry Potter Wizard Robe in 15 Minutes from a T-shirt
 

Harry Potter Family Themed Costumes
 

Harry Potter Inspired Charm Ornaments
 


Harry Potter Printable Spell Books
 http://www.piecesbypolly.com/2013/10/harry-potter-printable-spell-books-sew.html

Harry Potter Printable Dementor Themed Chocolate Bar Wrappers Books
  http://www.piecesbypolly.com/2014/01/harry-potter-valentine-printable.html



The Hermione Skirt
 http://www.piecesbypolly.com/2013/10/harry-potter-printable-spell-books-sew.html
Dementor's Kiss-Away Free Printable Party Favor or Valentine
 http://www.piecesbypolly.com/2013/10/harry-potter-printable-spell-books-sew.html

DIY Hogwarts Robe for 18-inch Doll
 http://www.piecesbypolly.com/2013/10/harry-potter-printable-spell-books-sew.html

Hermione in the Library - CraftingCon Post
 http://www.piecesbypolly.com/2013/10/harry-potter-printable-spell-books-sew.html
 Harry Potter Potions Ornaments





 
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3 comments:

  1. Hi Polly! We love this quilt. You are creating such fun Harry Potter quilts. We love the snitch on the back. Great photos! Cute kids too.

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  2. great creations!! I am here over from quilt story and am blown away by your potter creations. I can only hope my kids will one day like Harry Potter too (they will have to learn how to read first ;)

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  3. I love your quilt! You take really great photos, too:)

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