Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hogwarts Quilt with Crest - Harry Potter Inspired

Here's another variation on my Harry Potter inspired quilts to show you!  I'm really excited about this one.  I've been taking custom orders for the Gryffindor Deathly Hallows and Hufflepuff Golden Snitch quilts I shared a while ago, and I had a customer contact me about making a quilt with all four houses on it at once, and this is what came of it.  I love how this one turned out so much that I'm now taking custom orders for this quilt in both my Pieces by Polly Quilts shop as well as my more Harry Potter focused Pieces by Polly Shop.

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.
The gorgeous fabrics came from several different places.  I picked many of them up from 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.



She also asked that the quilt be titled and signed, so we settled on the title "Hogwarts is My Home" which I embroidered on the back in the font (as close as I could make it) similar to the font used on the spines of the Harry Potter books.


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.

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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1 comment:

  1. Polly, you have done it again! This is a beautiful quilt, and you have a very handsome little boy there. Congratulations.

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