We messaged back and forth about changes to the pattern should be made to make it work, and decided what it really needed was a Hogwarts crest in the center. It's simplified to just having the colors and not the mascots on it, but I love how it turned out.
my local quilt shop, The Fabric Patch. I've found really rich gold fabrics seem the hardest to find, but I've found that Sisters and Quilters has a lot of nice ones.
Puzzle Pieces Berries in Gold Fabric - From Sisters and Quilters
Give Thanks Houndstooth Fabric - From Sisters and Quilters
Autumn Festival Fat Quarter Bundle - From Sisters and Quilters
Puzzle Pieces Prisms Fabric - From Sisters and Quilters
If I had to do it again, though, I think I'd change the colors around a bit, so that the color on the crest didn't match the color on that section of the quilt, so the crest would stand out a bit more against the background.
This quilt also gave me a chance to try a different applique on the back of the quilt as the customer requested Harry's glasses and lightening bolt scar instead of a Deathly Hallows or Golden Snitch.
And with such a fun variation on the quilt, of course I had to have a little fun photographing the quilt with my little Harry Potter's help. I have to say, I was quite impressed with his willingness to not only let me dress him up, but also to stand and sit still and pose for the pictures. I must have caught him on a good day.
Several people have been asking about a pattern or tutorial for these quilts, and I am planning to take the photos for the pattern as I work on my next quilt, so it will be coming. For now you can order a custom made Harry Potter quilt here. (If those listings are sold out, please contact me for a renewed listing or you can enter your info here to be informed when I'm taking orders again.) The PDF Patterns for any of my Harry Potter inspired quilts can be purchased here.
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.
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