Lego Harry Potter Quilt Along – Chapter 6

Lego Harry Potter Quilt Along | Whims And Fancies 

Welcome to another month of the Lego Harry Potter Quilt Along.  This month was supposed to be the last month of the quilt along, but I thought of a few more blocks that I wanted in my quilt.  As I mentioned in the last month’s post, I am happy to share those patterns with you.  So the quilt along will continue on for a while still.

Now on to this month’s patterns –

 

Pigwidgeon

 

Lego Harry Potter Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

This is the Lego version of Pigwidgeon, Ron’s owl.   Although he can’t fly more than a couple of feet off the ground (after which he is always exhausted), he wears a flying helmet and a pair of goggles that are way too big for him.  He is such a silly owl, he makes me laugh every time!  I hope you will enjoy having him on your quilt as much I will.

 

 

Lumos Solem

 

Lego Harry Potter Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

You do need to learn a few spells if you are going to be a witch or wizard.  With Lumos Solem you can not only remove those Devil’s Snare vines, you can also find out what treasure awaits inside the chest they are guarding.

 

 

Download

 

Lego Harry Potter Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

Download Pigwidgeon

Download Lumos Solem

 

Note – Both of these patterns use three shades of the same colour. I highly recommend writing the shades down on the pattern pieces before you cut them out and start sewing. It takes just a few extra minutes, but you will make a lot less fabric-related mistakes this way.

 

Reminder – Remember to download these patterns by Friday night. The download link will be removed permanently on Saturday morning (February 24th, 2017).

I draw these pictures freehand and then turn them into patterns, which is a lot of work. Please only use them for personal use and do not distribute or share them anywhere. For more information and for the pattern schedule, please read the introductory post.  

Information on how to obtain the old patterns is also in the introductory post.

 

A change in schedule

 

In case you missed it last month, make sure to check the introductory post to make a note of the new schedule.

 

Sharing your work

If you are on Facebook, you can join the group Pictures With Paper Piecing and share your blocks there.

You can also share them on this Flickr group.

 

Lego Harry Potter Quilt Patterns | Whims And Fancies
Introductory post with information and dates

 

March is a break month, so there will be no patterns.  I will have the next two patterns ready for you in the last week of April. 

Enjoy,
-Soma

 

Linking up with the linky parties on my Events And Links page.

Story Book Teddy Bears

Story Book Teddy Bear Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

I would love for you to meet my Story Book Teddy Bears.  They are two sisters.  They are in charge of all the stories that are being written at this very moment by people all over the world.  Of course, that would be too much work for just one little bear.  So they divide this enormous job between the two of them.

 

Story Book Teddy Bear Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

Pattern on Etsy and Craftsy

 

 She takes care of the stories between the sunrise and sunset.

 

Story Book Teddy Bear Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

Her little sister then takes over while she rests a little.

 

I designed my little story book teddy bear quilt patterns on request, just before Christmas.  I couldn’t resist making them afterwards.

As I finished making one of them, the thought of the other one suddenly occurred to me.  I suppose such is the way of story book bears.

Stories can be told in so many ways.  I love to tell stories through paintings.

 

Daniel Smith Watercolor | Whims And Fancies

 

I picked up these three paints – Quinacridone Gold, Moon Glow and Indanthrone Blue.  I love the name Moon Glow.

Here is a sketch I finished in December.  I really wanted to paint this picture, and I also really wanted to use those colours.   Not a perfect match, but it was fun to use some unusual colours for the painting.

 

Daniel Smith Watercolour | Whims And Fancies

I see myself walking toward the viaduct despite the stormy sky.

 

We all have the power to weave a little tale of our own.  The little bears are muses, giving us a little nudge now and then.  If you want to make a story bear, the 10″ pattern is available on my Etsy and Craftsy shops.

 

Happy Storytelling,
-Soma 

 

I am also linking up on Life Thru The Lens, Through My Lens, Seasons, Our World Tuesday, Wednesday Around The World, Photo Friday, and Friday Photo Journal along with other linky parties on my Events And Links page.

 

Lego Harry Potter Quilt Along – Chapter 5

Lego Harry Potter Quilt Along | Whims And Fancies 

Welcome to the Lego Harry Potter Quilt Along.  This quilt along has been particularly helpful for me to stay focused on finishing this quilt.  It has been such a fun project with drawing and writing the pattern files, then picking out the fabric and sewing the blocks.

I set out to create a quilt symbolizing happiness and all things good.  This month’s blocks are particularly special to me.  I hope you like them too.

 

Flame And Flowers

 

Lego Harry Potter Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

As we play in the Lego Hogwarts castle, we get to light the torches around the castle and make everything a bit brighter.  It reminds me of what Professor Dumbledore once said – 

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” —  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling

There are little barrels and mud-blobs all around the Lego castle grounds.  Casting spells on the barrels makes them grow flowering plants.  The mud-blobs flip over to turn into plants.  We often say that if all the land-mines could also flip over to turn into plants, our little world would be so much more of a beautiful place.

 

Spectrespecs

 

Lego Harry Potter Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

I love Luna!   In a way, her spectrespecs make me think of seeing the unseen qualities in people.  She is different, therefore she often becomes an easy target of unkind teasing.  That does not ever stop her from being happy though, she is perfectly content being herself.  She is unselfishly brave, extremely kind, a fabulous friend and wonderfully optimistic.  I am glad to have known her, even if it was through ink and paper.

I have always loved these words by Luna –  “I think I’ll just go down and have some pudding and wait for it all to turn up – it always does in the end.”  —  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling

 

Download

 

Lego Harry Potter Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

Download Flame And Flowers

Download Spectrespecs

 

Reminder – Remember to download these patterns by Friday night. The download link will be removed permanently on Saturday morning (January 27th, 2017).

I draw these pictures freehand and then turn them into patterns, which is a lot of work. Please only use them for personal use and do not distribute or share them anywhere. For more information and for the pattern schedule, please read the introductory postHow to obtain the old patterns are also on the introductory post.

 

A change in schedule

 

Originally, the QAL was going to end in the month of February.  However,  as time went by, I thought of a few more blocks that I really wanted to be part of my quilt.  I am extending the QAL so I can share the extra blocks with you. 

Don’t worry if you have purchased the background fabric already.  I made allowance for that in the design.

 

Make sure to check the introductory post to make a note of the new schedule.

 

Sharing your work

 

If you are on Facebook, you can join the group Pictures With Paper Piecing and share your blocks there.

You can also share them on this Flickr group.

 

Lego Harry Potter Quilt Patterns | Whims And Fancies
Introductory post with information and dates

 

Enjoy,
-Soma

 

Linking up with the linky parties on my Events And Links page.

Falling Into Winter

Inktense Fall Leaf Painting | Whims And Fancies

We are surely and steadily heading into winter, but there are still signs of Autumn in my corner of the world.  Fogs enfold the surrounding landscapes during the cold nights, while days are quite often wet.  There are also a lot of golden yellow and ruby-red leaves hanging on to a few trees.  I picked up one of those leaves and it made its way into my sketchbook earlier in the month.

I also got sent photos of a couple of autumnal finishes made from my patterns.  The creators were very kind to give me permission to show them here.

 

Fall Leaf Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

Fall Leaf by Lea

Pattern on Etsy and Craftsy

 
Autumn Harvest Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

Autumn Harvest by Janine

Pattern on Craftsy

 

Custom Paper Piecing Pattern | Whims And Fancies

This was a special order pattern.  Melanie sent me a picture of her husband’s racecar and wished to make a quilted wall hanging as a gift for him.  I used that picture to draw up a paper piecing pattern.  This is the finished wall hanging made by her.

 

Teddy Bear Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

Pattern on Etsy and Craftsy

I also got a request from a customer for a 5.0″ teddy bear paper piecing pattern.  She was going to make little Christmas Tree ornaments with the blocks.  Due to the small size, I made a custom simplified pattern for her.  Then I went on to modify it to make a 10.0″ block.  I am hoping to join in the One Monthly Goal for January and finish making this little one.

 

Lego Harry Potter Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

I am a regular visitor of the Fabric Frenzy Friday linky party hosted by Fort Worth Studio and they have been wonderful to feature my patterns before.  This week they featured my last set of Lego Harry Potter patterns.  I was very happy about that.

 

Harry Potter Giveaway

Congratulations to spierssusan, the giveaway winner of the Harry Potter linky party!  Since it’s holiday season, I will email the rest of you who linked up your blocks for a little giveaway of my patterns.

 

I also set up my Lego Village for the holidays.  I usually set it up such that there are many activities involving the minifigs.  A few of my friends asked me to post photos, so here they are –

 

Lego Winter Village | Whims And Fancies

The whole village – I cut the photo into three sections so it would fit here

Below are a few close-up snapshots –

 

Lego Winter Village | Whims And Fancies

A child playing with an astronaut and a robot

Christmas trees and refreshments for sale here as well

 

Lego Winter Village | Whims And Fancies

Snow play area.  A little one got stuck in the snow (red pants and shoes, on the right)

 

Lego Winter Village | Whims And Fancies

Plenty of food and drinks to go around

 

Lego Winter Village | Whims And Fancies

Musicians and carollers

 

Lego Winter Village | Whims And Fancies

Having a go at archery, one can even dress up in a medieval armour, if fancy strikes

 

Lego Winter Village | Whims And Fancies

At the centre they are enacting a scene from a story –

Good wizards are fighting the evil Green Wizard and the Green Witch

 

Lego Winter Village | Whims And Fancies

The Red Princess is there with her army…

 

Lego Winter Village | Whims And Fancies

…and so is the Blue Princess

 

Lego Winter Village | Whims And Fancies

The photographer is there to capture it all.

 

Lego Winter Village | Whims And Fancies

The little Christmas Tree has plenty of presents

That wraps up my Lego Village of 2016.  I like to think the little minifigs are having a wonderful time.

A few years ago, we decided to forgo buying presents for each other and spend the money on charitable donations instead.  We donate food, books and money to various organisations.

 

Watercolour lamp painting | Whims And Fancies

Some months ago, I joined Twitter and found #TwitterArtExhibit.  Artists donate their work which is then sold to raise money for a local charity.  This is my painting for the event that will be held in April 2017.  I am very honoured and excited to be able to join this wonderful organisation.  If you paint, draw or create, there is still plenty of time to register and send them a card.

 

This will by my last post until after the Holidays. I wish you all healthy and happy holidays and a wonderful time!

-Soma

 

I am also linking up on Life Thru The Lens, Through My Lens, SeasonsOur World TuesdayWednesday Around The World, Photo Friday, and Friday Photo Journal along with with other linky parties on my Events And Links page.