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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Harry Potter Quilt Along - Week 30 with Bonus!

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Welcome to Week 30 in our  Harry Potter Bookcase Quilt Along!

Pat yourself on the back. You're ALMOST THERE!

By popular vote on The Project of Doom Facebook Group, I am also including the new (optional!) layouts today. This is the final post with new Project of Doom patterns by me in our Quilt Along. Look for the new Archive to post Wednesday, July 29, 2015.
Before you read any further, I just have to say THANK YOU. Thank you for quilting along, for sharing in the excitement, for participating in our Facebook Group, for sending in your signature blocks, for sending PoD blocks for The Linus Connection, for swapping fabric with fellow quilters, for sharing your photos with our Flickr Group, and for being both quilters and Harry Potter fans! Most of all, thank you for trusting me to bring this quilt along to you and for making sharing my patterns such a rewarding experience!
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Still to come...
  • July 29 - The Project of Doom Pattern Archive (to include 2011 blocks, 2015 blocks and variations in one handy location!)
  • August 5, 2015 - Design Invitational Entries Posted. Please read the rules at the link before submitting your patterns. Designs that do not follow the rules will not be included. 

And now... Week THIRTY! 
What would Harry's bookcase be without a box of Bertie Bott's?

This has long been one of my favorite blocks. The 2015 version has been updated to be more symmetrical and the piecing has been simplified for a more accurate block.

If you won a piece of jelly bean fabric from one of our monthly drawings, now is the time to use it!

Not willing to take a risk with every mouthful? How about some fun potion bottles to put next to your cauldron?

Be sure to keep reading to see the new optional layouts for 2015!

Please send pattern corrections to ofenjen@fandominstitches.com

The variation below is included in this week's pattern.
2015 PoD Update - Block 30 (variation - Potion Bottles)
(Variation: Potions Bottles)

PoDWeek 30
Block  30 - 2011 Version

The Project of Doom - A Harry Potter Quilt (2015 Layout)

It occurred to me when my ever-faithful pattern tester and friend, Amber, and I were discussing the possibility of rebooting The Project of Doom that I might just like to include a new layout.

What I've come up with for you is two new optional layouts with interchangeable parts.

These layouts allow for a lot of variation. If you desire a wider (or longer!) quilt, you can grow your quilt without a whole lot of extra effort. Please note that instructions are only included for the layouts as shown.

You will find instructions for Layout option 1 & 2, paper pieced Castle Corner & Crenelation blocks, and a printable quilt label, all in one file!

70” x 86”

Layout 1 is a sweet and simple castle to surround your bookcase. Follow the directions and amounts included or mix it up for your own unique look. Each block across the top is 10" for easy substitution.

70” x 86”

Layout 2 is the same size and general idea, but adds the option to add up to 13 more blocks! The sides include spots for 5" blocks for all those odds and ends from our Harry Potter page that you just couldn't fit in anywhere else. You can do the same top and center, or you can substitute a 10" block (as seen in the first example). 

As always, I like to include the 2011 version for those of you that might prefer it. Please keep in mind all layouts are optional. You're free to get creative and make your Project of Doom quilt your own!

Ready to quilt but don't know what to do next? 

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The following is a summary of all of our 2015 PoD Quilt Along posts so far. A new pattern archive just for The Project of Doom is coming soon!

  • 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
  • Week 18 - includes Block 18 and variation
  • Week 19 - includes Block 19 and variations
  • Week 20 - includes Block 20 and variation
  • Weeks 21 & 22 - includes Blocks 21 & 22 and variations
  • Week 23 - includes Block 23 and variations
  • Week 24 - includes Block 24
  • Week 25 - includes Block 25 and variations
  • Week 26 - includes Block 26 and variation
  • Week 27 - includes Block 27 and variations
  • Week 28 - includes Block 28 and variations
  • Week 29 - includes Block 29 and variations

Project of Doom 2015 - Signature Block


You're invited to share a block for a special 2015 Signature Quilt commemorating our Harry Potter Quilt Along!

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 will belong to me and is my way of remembering everyone that quilted along in 2015!

MAIL BY AUGUST 31, 2015!

flickr prize

A Friendly Game - July 2015 Prize for fandominstitches.com
July Prize - Free PDF Copy of A Friendly Game, designed by Jennifer Ofenstein!

Each month, Fandom In Stitches gives away a flickr prize for general participation. Enter to win by sharing photos of your blocks and other projects you have made using Fandom In Stitches patterns with our flickr group! You receive one entry for each project! Only photos posted to flickr made from unaltered FiS patterns 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. 

Winner to be announced August 4, 2015

Alright, now it's your turn! I can't wait to see photos of your finished quilt tops...and even better, your finished quilts!


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