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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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.

Lego Harry Potter Quilt Along – Chapter 4

Lego Harry Potter Quilt Along | Whims And Fancies 

Welcome to the fourth month of the Lego Harry Potter Quilt Along.  I can’t believe that we are well over halfway through the quilt along already.  I want to extend a special Thank You to everyone who made a donation to Maine Coon Adoptions to acquire the patterns from the previous months.  I will match your donation, which will bring the total amount to over $400.-  Thank you!!

For this month, I created two magical creatures –

 

Cornish Pixie

 

Lego Harry Potter Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

Lockhart didn’t have much luck with these Cornish Pixies, but they are definitely a lot more cooperative as quilt blocks!!

 

Singing Mandrake

 

Lego Harry Potter Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

I am super happy with this little Mandrake.  You know he is screaming, but he would disagree.  He is extremely engrossed in his singing.

 

Download

 

Lego Harry Potter Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

Download Cornish Pixie

Download Singing Mandrake

 

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 (November 26th, 2016).

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

Giveaway

 

Harry Potter Fabrics

 

I decided not to pursue any outside sponsors for this event and fully sponsor it myself.  As a thank you for reading my blog, I want to do a little celebratory giveaway for my readers only.  If you are a subscriber, leave a comment here to be entered in the giveaway. 

For additional chances, link up your finished blocks here.  It doesn’t have to be a blog post.  You can link up Flickr or Instragram photos too.

For each block entered, you will get two extra entries.

Link-ups will close on December 12th.

 


 

 

 

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

 

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

Enjoy,
-Soma