August 11, 2017

Finished Today...

Main Panel - Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone

This is the second Birthday gift that I've been working on. When Kathy and I were shopping, she found the Harry Potter quilt panel that was the perfect starting place for what I had in mind.

After I got it home, I knew I wanted to add machine embroideries to enhance the design. I found some beauties, too.

Embroidered Golden Snitch

The panel has a quidditch match in progress in the upper left corner. I added a golden snitch, stitched out in gold and white metallic threads. I purchased this design from BitzandBobbins HERE on Etsy.

Embroidered Dobby

Dobby wasn't on the panel, but he's a character I really love. He's so sweet, and he's devoted to Harry. I purchased his embroidery HERE from Thanks4TheAdventure on Etsy.

Embroidered Sorting Hat

Of course, the Sorting Hat was an important part of attending Hogwarts. I purchased this design from Thanks4TheAdventure, too. HERE'S the link.

Embroidered Patronus (Daylight)

My personal favorite is this "Always" Patronus. If you're familiar with the Harry Potter stories, you know that the Patronus is conjured by the wizards (and talented Muggles, like Hermione). Each Patronus is unique to their wizard.

The doe belonged to Harry's mother (and Professor Snape, who loved her all his life - "Always"). It's really quite lovely. Of course, Grandpa and I love our grandchildren always, too.

This embroidery came from DesignedByGeeks on Etsy. You can find it Here. It stitched out beautifully, thanks to their digitizing and my Babylock Destiny.

Embroidered Patronus -  Glow In The Dark Thread (Dark)

My idea for this embroidery was to stitch it out in glow-in-the-dark threads. Kathy happened to have the color I needed, so just like the Patronus in the movies, this embroidered version will be visible in the dark.

Harry Potter Quilt

So, all the embroideries were stitched onto the panel, and then added the borders. The black and white panels on the top and bottom are Harry Potter with the Griffendor crests in a repeat pattern. The quilt's final measurement is 66" long x 45" wide.

Back of Harry Potter Quilt
I chose an allover pattern for the back that features Harry, Ron, and Hermione interspersed with the words "Dumbledore's Army" (from Jo-Ann Fabrics). The fabric down the center was from Spoonflower (Marauder's Map).
I'll add the binding this morning and then it will be finished today - ready for our granddaughter. We'll be giving the gifts to both our girls this weekend. Just in time...

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Andi's English Attic said...

Absolutely fabulous. As 'always'. xx

C Reeder PhxAz said...

I want to be one of your grandkids! Be sure we get to see their faces when they see these - well at least tell us all about it!!! How fun.

Regine Karpel said...


laura dowdall said...

As my grandson John-Junior would say ..... WOW. It's really amazing Donna x

Createology said...

Always! Your attention to details is always what gives your Works of Heart the very most special touches. This is very WOW!!! Happy Birthday to your Grands. <3

M. G. M. said...

I love this. My daughter (who is 27) is a Harry Potter fanatic & grew up being obsessed with HP since around 5th grade. I don't have an embroidery machine, but I never even would have guessed that people create their own embroidery patterns and sell them on the internet. It is amazing! Your granddaughter will be "over the moon" about it!

Kathy said...

That turned out great! Love the Patronus - the glow in the dark thread was a good idea.

Kathy said...

That turned out great! Love the Patronus - the glow in the dark thread was a good idea.


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