Welcome to the third month of the Lego Harry Potter Quilt Along. Last month was a break month, but I am back this month with two new patterns. Many thanks to those of you who left such lovely comments. We had a large number of downloads as well. I have been getting a fair number of enquires about the first four patterns. There were too many emails for me to reply to individually. I will address them toward the end of this post.
The blocks from this month relate to Hermione. Hermione is clever, but the part about Hermione Granger I love most does not pertain to her intellect. I love her ability to stand up for the ones without power, her conviction, and her unwavering support for her friends. She sacrifices so much to help Harry in his cause to defeat Voldemort.
The Time Turner
The Prisoner Of Azkaban is one of my favourites among the Harry Potter stories. Thanks to the Time-Turner, Hermione not only gets to take extra classes, two innocent lives are also saved. In the game, there are a bunch of designated spots all around Hogwarts castle that are marked by these clocks where Hermione can activate her Time-Turner. I LOVE clocks, and I had a fabulous time making this block.
Squashed-headed, bandy-legged ginger Crookshanks! He is a clever one too, a perfect pet for Hermione. Based on his description and the Lego nature of the blocks, he was a bit of a drawing challenge, but fun nonetheless.
I almost called my big orange Maine Coon Crookshanks. He went through double hip surgeries and has been bandy-legged ever since. Lucky for him, I don’t like to name anything real after characters from books.
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 (October 29th, 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 post.
Obtaining Previous Patterns
At the beginning of the post I mentioned that I have gotten many emails enquiring about the first four patterns. Due to copyright issues, the patterns are time-limited. You can read all about it on the introductory post.
I have already re-released the first two patterns along with the second set of patterns. I am unable to continuously re-release the patterns. Please do not share them via emails, as is stated in the pattern files.
I have also been asked if I am willing to sell the patterns. I am NOT selling the patterns, but here’s an option for you –
One of my favourite rescue charities is Maine Coon Adoptions. If you make a donation to them of $4.00 per pattern with a minimum of $15.00, then email me an invoice showing that you have done so, I will email you the number of patterns matching your donation. This is the only way to obtain previous patterns.
I am not usually at my computer on the weekends. I will email you the files as soon as I can.
Many thanks to Suze Arnold for this brilliant idea and for the handsome donation she made.
You can make the donation through their Facebook page or their website.
I am not in any way affiliated with them other than helping the kitties out through my work.
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.
Additionally, I will be hosting linky parties here for you to show off your finished blocks.