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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along - Week 9

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Welcome to week nine 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.

Block 41
Porlock - Level 2
10 x 10" paper pieced pattern excluding seam allowance
Designed by Vanda Chittenden
Tested by Amber Lowery


The Porlock is a horse-guardian found in Dorset, England, and in Southern Ireland. Covered in shaggy fur, it has a large quantity of rough hair on its head and an exceptionally large nose. It walks on two cloven feet. The arms are small and end in four stubby fingers. Fully grown Porlocks are around two feet high and feed on grass. The Porlock is shy and lives to guard horses. It may be found curled in the straw of stables or else sheltering in the midst of the herd it protects. Porlocks mistrust humans and always hide at their approach.
 Block 42
Fairy Cocoons - Level 2
10 x 10" paper pieced pattern excluding seam allowance
Designed by Vanda Chittenden
Tested by Amber Lowery


The fairy is a small and decorative beast of little intelligence. Often used or conjured by wizards for decoration, the fairy generally inhabits woodlands or glades. Ranging in height from one to five inches, the fairy has a minute humanoid body, head,and limbs but sports large insect-like wings, which may be transparent or multi-colored, according to type. The fairy possesses a weak brand of magic that it may use to deter predators, such as the Augurey. It has a quarrelsome nature but, being excessively vain, it will become docile on any occasion when it is called to act as an ornament. Despite its human-like appearance, the fairy cannot speak. It makes a high-pitched buzzing noise to communicate with its fellows. The fairy lays up to fifty eggs at a time on the underside of leaves. The eggs hatch into brightly colored larvae. At the age of six to ten days these spin themselves a cocoon, from which they emerge one month later as fully formed winged adults.

Block 43
Gnome - Level 2
10 x 10" Paper pieced pattern excluding seam allowance
Designed by Vanda Chittenden
Tested by Amber Lowery


The gnome is a common garden pest found throughout northern Europe and North America. It may reach a foot in height, with a disproportionately large head and hard, bony feet. The gnome can be expelled from the garden by swinging it in circles until dizzy and then dropping it over the garden wall. Alternatively a Jarvey may be used, though many wizards nowadays find this method of gnome-control too brutal.
Block 44
Jarvey - Level 3

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


The Jarvey is found in Britain, Ireland, and North America. It resembles an overgrown ferret in most respects, except for the fact that it can talk. True conversation, however, is beyond the wit of the Jarvey, which tends to confine itself to short (and often rude) phrases in an almost constant stream. Jarveys live mostly below ground, where they pursue gnomes, though they will also eat moles, rats, and voles.

Block 45
Cornish Pixie - Level 3

10 x 10 Inch paper pieced pattern excluding seam allowance
Designed and Tested by Michelle Thompson


The pixie is mostly found in Cornwall, England. Electric blue in color, up to eight inches in height and very mischievous, the pixie delights in tricks and practical jokes of all descriptions. Although wingless, it can fly and has been known to seize unwary humans by the ears and deposit them at the tops of tall trees and buildings. Pixies produce a high-pitched jabbering intelligible only to other pixies. They bear live young.

Stars
Stars
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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