Welcome to the Lego Harry Potter Quilt Along. Many Thanks to those of you who wrote such lovely comments, and to those of you who donated money to my favourite charity. The break month in March gave me an opportunity to catch up, I hope it was the same for you too. We are almost reaching the end. After these two patterns, I have one more to share with you, then we move on to the layout.
The blocks from this month turned out to be about loyalty and protection. It was not planned that way, I only noticed the common theme after sewing the blocks.
I have always felt that there was a lot more to Fawkes’ story than is written in the books. I quite often wondered how Dumbledore and Fawkes met. Fawkes protected and cured Harry on multiple occasions. He even took a killing curse for Dumbledore. I am not surprised that Dumbledore named the Order Of The Phoenix after his companion. It was only fitting that after Dumbledore’s passing, Fawkes went back into the wild, never to be seen again.
“ ‘Lo, Fawkes,’ said Harry quietly. He stroked the phoenix’s beautiful scarlet and gold plumage. Fawkes blinked peacefully up at him. There was something comforting about his warm weight.” — Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire, by J.K. Rowling
Piertotum Locomotor is possibly my favourite spell in the whole story. That spell, performed during the battle by my favourite teacher, Minerva McGonagal, always sends a shiver down my spine. I am suddenly filled with an otherwise non-existent courage.
“Hogwarts is threatened!’ shouted Professor McGonagall. ‘Man the boundaries, protect us, do your duty to our school!” – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling
Note about the knight – You will need to make two knights. You can make the same block twice with the knight holding the sword in the same hand. Alternately, you can make one knight with the sword in the right hand and another with the sword in the the left hand. I did the latter. I am including both patterns here.
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 (April 29th, 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.
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.
Linking up with the linky parties on my Events And Links page.