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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Harry Potter Quilt Along - Week 18

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Welcome to  Week 18  in our  Harry Potter Bookcase Quilt Along

The following is a summary of all of our 2015 PoD Quilt Along posts so far. All patterns will also be added to the Harry Potter Pattern archive here on Fandom In Stitches as time permits.

  • Week One - includes Block 1 pattern with one variation and all the info you need to follow this QAL!
  • Week Three - includes Block 3 with two variations
  • Week Four  - includes Block 4 with two variations
  • Week 5 - includes Block 5 pattern
  • Week 6 - includes Block 6 with two variations
  • Week 7 - includes Block 7 with one variation
  • Week 9 - includes Block 9 with variation
  • Week 10 - includes Block 10 with variation
  • Week 11 - includes Block 11 with variations
  • Week 12 - includes Block 12 with variations
  • Week 13 - includes Block 13 with variation
  • Week 14 - includes Block 14 with variations
  • Week 15 - includes Block 15 with variations
  • Week 16 - includes Block 16 with variations
  • Week 17 - includes Block 17 and variation

And now... Week Eighteen!

2015 PoD Update Block 18 update

Today, you get a bit of a reprieve! Our block is quite simple. This is a great one for fun fabrics and fussy cutting!

For your piecing, pleasure, I also include two simple alternatives, including a very much requested Potions book!

Please send pattern corrections to ofenjen@fandominstitches.com

The variations below are included in the pattern update. 
2015 PoD Update Block 18 (potions variation) 2015 PoD Update Block 18 with optional extra books

***Variations:  L - Potions Book, R - optional additional books in the background spaces***

PoD-Week 18

All original Project of Doom patterns will continue to be available on the Harry Potter page right here on Fandom In Stitches. I will be adding the new versions to the Harry Potter page as time permits.

flickr prize
May 2015 PoD Flickr Group partipation prize

Welcome to our special Harry Potter-themed prize donated by me for sharing your 2015 PoD photos with our Fandom In Stitches Flickr group

Winner to be announced Tuesday, June 2, 2015!

Since this prize is coming out of my own stash, only photos of blocks made from my original patterns (unaltered/unedited) PoD are eligible to win.

Why share via flickr? It's the best way for me to post your photos right here on fandominstitiches.comEvery Tuesday, we have a virtual show & tell called Tuesday Photos so everyone following along can see an entire week's picture in one place every Tuesday. 

The May winner will receive a fat quarter of licensed Harry Potter themed fabric, collectible Order of the Phoenix bookmark set,  a Fandom in Stitches button and enough Jelly Bean fabric for his or her Project of Doom quilt!

Useful Info...

About The Project of Doom:

  • For best results print with NO SCALING. In Google Drive (where this file is hosted) uncheck “fit to page..” See your printer instructions for more details if needed. Scale included on every page for your convenience.
  • On the actual pattern, WHITE indicates background fabric. All other colors are approximate representations (colors are intentionally light to save ink), but you are welcome to use any fabric colors you may choose.
  • All patterns finish 10" (10 1/2" unfinished). Seam allowance is included.
  • You will need approximately 3 yards of background fabric for individual blocks plus optional quilt border. You'll also need various amounts of scrap fabrics for books and magical objects. 
  • To complete your quilt, you will also need 1 yard of “shelf” fabric. 100% quilting cotton is recommended for best results. Fabric amounts are for optional layouts finishing 61”x 78” - 63” x82”. Different quilt layouts may require more fabric.
  • Get help with paper piecing, embroidery and more on our Quilting Help page!
  • This is the original Harry Potter-inspired Bookcase Quilt called The Project of Doom (PoD), designed by me, Jennifer Ofenstein in 2011, but many of the patterns have received minor updates and all will now include a size scale so you can check your pattern size before you stitch. 
  • There will be some alternative patterns presented. Some blocks will include alternative pieces and, in some cases, entire alternative blocks. 
  • For those of you looking to create a Dark Arts version, I have plans for that, too!
  • The original patterns will continue to be available, so if you prefer to use the 2011 pattern, that's a-okay!
  • All Project of Doom patterns are 100% free and they will stay that way. These patterns are free for your personal and NON-profit use only. Not to be used for manufacture or distribution. Sale of this pattern or quilts made from this pattern is prohibited.
About the Quilt Along:
  • Like the original Project of Doom, our 2015 Quilt Along will be one presented one quilt block a week (with an occasional bonus/alternative) on each Wednesday for 30 weeks.
  • Join the QAL at anytime during 2015 and work at your own pace. There is no penalty for starting late.
  • If you've already started your PoD quilt, you are more than welcome to join us! It helps on a project like this to be cheered along by friends!
  • .If you're looking to design your own PoD blocks...just you wait, we'll have a special week to share your patterns at the end of the Quilt Along!

Project of Doom 2015 - Signature Block

If you've participated in events like this with me before, then you know that I LOVE signature quilts! I'd like to invite everyone participating in the 2015 Project of Doom Quilt Along to share a block for a special 2015 Signature Quilt. Names can be hand or machine embroidered, printed fabric, fabric pen, marker, or stenciled with fabric paint/pen, etc. are all acceptable. Please, no iron-ons or transfers. This quilt is my way of remembering everyone that quilted along in 2015!

Want to make blocks, but don't need a whole quilt? Have you made blocks in the past but would like to start over?

I'm collecting Project of Doom blocks all year long to make fun charity quilts for The Linus Connection, which provides quilts for kids in crisis Central Texas!

If you have blocks to donate, you can get my mailing address from the Signature Block pattern(above). Donations to The Linus Connection are tax deductible in the U.S. If you'd like a receipt, please let me know when you send your blocks.

If you're located in Australia, a member of the Project of Doom Facebook group will be collecting blocks for Sunshine Coast Linus based out of Queensland. Join our group for more information.

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  1. Hi Jennifer! I'm starting the POD QAL a bit late..I just finished 2 squares in the last 2 weeks. I was just wondering if I should be removing the paper from each individual square, or if it's better to leave it on until all the blocks are sewn together? Thanks!

    1. Hi Whitney, welcome to the PoD! I usually wait until I piece the squares to the sashing, but it's really up to you. If you wanted to embroider titles on the books, for example, you'd want to remove the paper first. If you do take it off, just be very gentle so you don't stretch the raw edges of your fabric.

      Happy stitching!


  2. Jennifer, Not HP related but just saw that Springs is coming out with Dr. Who fabric in July (pre-order pics available at Over the Rainbow dot com)