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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along - Week 4

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Welcome to week four of our Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along!


Block descriptions from text by J.K. Rowling. Learn more at Pottermore 
& from Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them.

For general information and fabric requirements, please look at the bottom of the post, below the patterns.

10 x 10" paper pieced pattern excluding seam allowance
Designed by Vanda Chittenden
Tested by Amber Lowery

The Clabbert is a tree-dwelling creature, in appearance something like a cross between a monkey and a frog. It originated in the southern states of America, though it has since been exported worldwide. The smooth and hairless skin is a mottled green, the hands and feet are webbed, and the arms and legs are long and supple, enabling the Clabbert to swing between branches with the agility of an orangutan. The head has short horns, and the wide mouth, which appears to be grinning, is full of razor-sharp teeth. The Clabbert feeds mostly on small lizards and birds. The Clabbert’s most distinctive feature is the large pustule in the middle of its forehead, which turns scarlet and flashes when it senses danger. American wizards once kept Clabberts in their gardens to give early warning of approaching Muggles, but the International Confederation of Wizards has introduced fines which have largely ended this practice. The sight of a tree at night full of glowing Clabbert pustules, while decorative, attracted too many Muggles wishing to ask why their neighbours still had their Christmas lights up in June.
 Block 17
Ramora - Level 2
10 x 20" paper pieced pattern excluding seam allowance
Designed by Vanda Chittenden
Tested by Amber Lowery

The Ramora is a silver fish found in the Indian Ocean. Powerfully magical, it can anchor ships and is a guardian of seafarers. The Ramora is highly valued by the International Confederation of Wizards, which has set many laws in place to protect the Ramora from wizard poachers.

Block 18
Murtlap

10 x 10" applique pattern excluding seam allowance
Designed by Vanda Chittenden
Tested by Carlita Brown

The Murtlap is a ratlike creature found in coastal areas of Britain. It has a growth upon its back resembling a sea anemone. When pickled and eaten, these Murtlap growths promote resistance to curses and jinxes, though an overdose may cause unsightly purple ear hair. Murtlaps eat crustaceans and the feet of anyone foolish enough to step on them.

Block 19

10 x 20" paper pieced pattern excluding seam allowance
Designed by Vanda Chittenden
Tested by Amber Lowery

Merpeople exist throughout the world, though they vary in appearance almost as much as humans. Their habits and customs remain as mysterious as those of the centaur, though those wizards who have mastered the language of Mermish speak of highly organized communities varying in size according to habitat, and some have elaborately constructed dwellings. Like the centaurs, the merpeople have declined “being” status in favor of a “beast” classification (see Introduction). The oldest recorded merpeople were known as sirens (Greece) and it is in warmer waters that we find the beautiful mermaids so frequently depicted in Muggle literature and painting. The selkies of Scotland and the Merrows of Ireland are less beautiful, but they share that love of music which is common to all merpeople.
Block 20
Aethonan - Level 5
 10 x 10" paper pieced pattern excluding seam allowance
Designed by Vanda Chittenden
Tested by Amber Lowery
Winged horses exist worldwide. There are many different breeds, including the Aethonan (chestnut, popular in Britain and Ireland)

Stars
Star

2 x 2" excluding seam allowance
Paper Pieced
Designed by Vanda Chittenden
Tested by Amber Lowery

Once put together the sashing will be 2 x 10" excluding seam allowance

It is your choice where you want your stars to show up. Example below.
The layout at the end of the quilt along, allows for the stars to be on any side of each beast. 
Or just leave the stars out, it is absolutely your choice.
Signature Block Pattern.

If you've participated in events like this with us before, then you know about  the signature blocks! I'd like to invite everyone participating in the 2016 Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along to share a block for a special 2016 Signature Quilt. This quilt is my way of remembering everyone that quilted along in 2016.

You can send your signature block at any time, you do not need to finish the whole quilt first.

Hand or machine embroidery, printed fabric, fabric pen, marker, or stenciled with fabric paint/pen, etc. are all acceptable. Please, no iron-ons or transfers.

You can use any scraps from your bins for this block. 

General information!

All beasts are rated from 1* to 5***** in danger levels. 
Reminder! You do not have to make all the patterns, choose which ones you like.
With every beast pattern, the danger level will be shown. If you choose to do the paper pieced star sashing, you can find the pattern below the beasts patterns.
The pattern pieces is not colored in, they have been left blank so that you can choose your own colors. A color chart has been provided for a reference.


All patterns will also be added to the Fantastic Beasts archive here on Fandom In Stitches.

Before we get started there are some important things you need to know.

About the Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along: 
  • All patterns are designed by Vanda Chittenden (Quilt In Piece)
  • Do you have a question? Please contact me via email above or contact me in the Facebook group below. 
  • Join the QAL at anytime and work at your own pace. There is no penalty for starting late.
  • All Fantastic Beasts 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. 
  •  The Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along will be presenting five quilt blocks a week on each Wednesday for 12 weeks.  
  • The blocks will range from easy to hard, you will have lots of blocks to choose from. Most of the patterns will be paper pieced patterns and some of the patterns will be applique. There will be 60+ patterns to choose from. 
  •  An optional stars sashing pattern will be posted every week. You will need 1 to 5 stars per sashing. (More info below in the fabric amounts and pattern link)  
  • The layout (3 sizes) will be released on week 13. Some fabric amounts are available below. Possible bonus blocks might be added with the layouts, in the last week. 
  • The colors for the quilt layout are Cranberry, Blue and Gold. These are the colors for Ilvermorny North American wizarding school. Even though the school has 4 houses, all the students wore the same colors. Please feel free to use your own color choices. 
  •  All blocks will be sewn during the Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along on fandominstitches.com. And will be 10 x 10” excluding seam allowance.  The Star Sashing will be 2 x 10" excluding seam allowance.
  • 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.
 
Fabric Requirements

Fabric Requirements  for the crib size (all fabric amounts are approximate)

  • 9 Fantastic Beasts Blocks pieced and squared up to 10 1/2” x 10 1/2”
    • 1 ½ yards background fabric
    • assorted scraps from your bins for beasts
  • ½ yard of gold/yellow fabric + optional ¼ yard gold / yellow fabric for Stars
  • 2 yard cranberry/red fabric + optional ¼ yard cranberry / red fabric for background of Stars
  • ½ yard blue fabric

Fabric Requirements  for the Twin size (all fabric amounts are approximate)

  • 24 Fantastic Beasts Blocks pieced and squared up to 10 1/2” x 10 1/2”
    • 4 yards background fabric
    • assorted scraps from your bins for beasts
  • ½ yard of gold/yellow fabric + optional ¼ yard gold / yellow fabric for Stars
  • 3 ½ yard cranberry/red fabric + optional ¼ yard cranberry / red fabric for background of Stars
  • 1 yard blue fabric

Fabric Requirements  for the Queen size (all fabric amounts are approximate)

  • 42 Fantastic Beasts Blocks pieced and squared up to 10 1/2” x 10 1/2”
    • 7 yards background fabric
    • assorted scraps from your bins for beasts
  • ½ yard of gold/yellow fabric + optional ¼ yard gold / yellow fabric for Stars
  • 4 1/2 yard cranberry/red fabric + optional ¼ yard cranberry / red fabric for background of Stars
  • 2 yard blue fabric

LLAP - "dif-tor heh smugma"
Vanda Chittenden





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