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.  (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.)  You can also now order the PDF Pattern for any of my Hogwart Quilts here.

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.  (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.

Gryffindor Deathly Hallows Quilt


 Hogwarts Crest Quilt

Slytherin Quilt - Green and Silver
 Slytherin Quilt

 Giant Monster Book of Monster Cushion (No Sew)

Golden Snitch Birthday Cake
 Slytherin Quilt


Granger-Lovegood 2016 Election Shirts 

Potter - Weasley 2016 Election Shirts 


Lumos and Nox 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

Harry Potter Printable Dementor Themed Chocolate Bar Wrappers Books

The Hermione Skirt
Dementor's Kiss-Away Free Printable Party Favor or Valentine

DIY Hogwarts Robe for 18-inch Doll

Hermione in the Library - CraftingCon Post

Harry Potter Potions Ornaments

 Harry Potter Robes with Oly*Fun

 The Wand Skirt

 Always Doe Pillow

Deathly Hallows Pillow
 Deathly Hallows Pillow

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

  2. Wow! Do you still make these and if so, can I have one?!

  3. Hi Celenabobeena, Yes, you can purchase one here

  4. I just found your blog! Oh my goodness these are awesome quilts! I am a quilter so I would be very interested in a pattern! Good Job!

  5. I purchased your pattern a good while ago and have just gotten around to nearly completing it. I have the front done, complete with borders. You mention above about having done one with the Deathly Hallows symbol. Is there a link so I can see a picture of it? I'm making this for my daughter-in-law and she wants that plus "Always" on the back. She's chosen gray for it to go on the black backing. I'm still trying to decide whether to do the large or smaller size and I think seeing a picture of one done might help me decide. Great pattern, by the way!

    1. Oh, I'm so glad you're enjoying the pattern. I'd love to see a pattern when you finish. You can see what the Deathly Hallows looks like here:

      and also here:

      I've used both gray and golden yellow and they both look good.

  6. I know it's been awhile since you posted this....yay, Pinterest! Your Harry Potter line is amazing, but your photo shoot for this post was extraordinary. I really enjoyed it!


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