Harry Potter Quilt
Today I’m excited to share a Harry Potter Quilt!
Here’s the story:
I bought a few fat quarters of some novelty Harry Potter fabric awhile back…with no idea what I was going to do with them….and so they just sat on my shelf, much like the scar on Harry’s forehead, until one day when I was working on another quilt.
The quilt I was working on at the time was a version of our Silver King PDF Quilt Pattern and while I was ironing up one of the blocks I glanced over at those Harry Potter Fat Quarters and it was…again….like the scar on Harry’s forehead….lightening!
The large square sections in the middle of each block are perfect for showcasing favorite prints….and novelty fabrics!!!
And so right then I knew what my patiently waiting fabric would be used for.
I started cutting out this quilt that very night.
And then….I used those cut pieces to walk through how to sew up the Silver King PDF Quilt Pattern at our Holiday Mod Bee (online quilting conference).
I paired the novelty fabric with some Riley Blake solids…in Gryffindor colors of course.
It was a quick sew and I was so happy with the results.
And then, just like a scene from a movie, as soon as the quilt was finished I got the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to take a trip to Europe which included a stop in London.
So you better believe that when I went to London not only did I take a trip to Kings Cross Station…the home of Platform 9 and 3/4… but I packed my quilt and took it with me!
Is it crazy to take a quilt with you on vacation???
But I have no regrets. Zero.
It was so fun to have my Harry Potter Quilt there at Kings Cross Station…
…every time I use it I will remember that magical afternoon with my son and my brother when we went to Platform 9 and 3/4 and left the muggle world behind.
***NOTE***The Silver King PDF Quilt Pattern uses 4 rows of 4 Kings Court Quilt blocks…but for my quilt I only made 3 rows of 3 blocks so it is a smaller quilt than the actual pattern.