15 January 2019

Harry Potter Quilt Along 2019 Introductory Post

Welcome to the Introductory Post for the upcoming Harry Potter Quilt Along!

If you missed the PRE Introductory Post, you may want to check it out here.

ESPECIALLY if this is your first visit to the Sew Fresh Quilts blog.  

This is the Introductory post for the SEW FRESH QUILTS version of the FREE Harry Potter Quilt Along quilt #HPQAL2019 as shown below...
FREE HPQAL2019 @ SewFreshQuilts

If you are looking for the OTHER QUILT,
that looks like this one below
please see the other Harry Potter Sew Along by Kelli of Seriously, I Think it Needs Stitches,
FREE HPQAL2019 @ Seriously, I think it needs stiches

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THE Harry Potter Quilt Along page is under construction.

The links will become live for the information and block instructions as they are posted.
Pay attention to the dates on the schedule and check back as more links are added.

HEY StAsHAdDiCt!!!!

It's really all about the fabric.

Am I right?!!!

I have updated the size options. 
Using the full size 20" square blocks in this quilt setting,
the blocks are set with 1" finished width sashing between the blocks and rows,
and with 1" finished width borders, for the 85" x 106" size quilt.

HOWEVER, because you may wish to add wider side borders to increase the final width of the quilt to be suitable for a queen size bed, I adjusted the options to include 106" x 106" size option.

Print both of the PDF's found below.

Here you will find the UPDATED Downloadable PDF Cover file with provides information on the Quilt Size Options and the Fabric Requirements 
Click here to download COVER PDF

Here you will find the Downloadable PDF Finishing file which provides information on Cutting for Finishing Background and Binding 
Click here to download FINISHING PDF

What fabrics are we using?!!!! 

Jasmine has been using whatever she can find in my stash to make the blocks. PLUS we picked De La Luna Clair Batty by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics for the background.

We are gonna be starting to test the #hpqal2019 blocks soon! This is our background fabic. De La Luna Clair Batty by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics 🦇 Gotta admit I’m pretty excited!!!

Background Fabric? For the first 7 weeks you don't even NEED to have your background fabric yet. There is no use of background fabric in the construction of the first 7 blocks. YES. That's right. You don't need to PANIC. And you are welcome!

Flesh tones? Why is everyone having so much trouble choosing fabric for faces? We are using KONA scraps left over from making from the Teenie Weenie Bikini quilt. Use any beige, tan, neutral you like. Prints would work too!

If the fabric requirements list a 1/4 yard...
Can it be a fat quarter? Can it be a long quarter? Yes. and yes.

Piecing Methods? This Harry Potter quilt along uses traditional piecing methods. NO PAPER PIECING. NO APPLIQUE.

Want to save money on fabric?
Clinton Modern Creative has a special offer for those of you participating in the quilt along. You will save 15% off your entire purchase using the code HPQAL15 at checkout. Offer valid until June 30th, 2019. She has some great Libs Elliott fabrics that would look great in an EPIC Harry Potter quilt. Click here!!! 

Want to find a kit to make the quilt? How about some Harry Potter flannel backing?
Mad About Patchwork has a solids kit for anyone who needs fabric choices made easy. And they also have this Harry Potter flannel that would make a cozy backing! While supplies last!!!

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Nancy J said...

This is surely a great welcome to the Harry Potter blocks. I can see everyone who joins in will have a great time.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Have fun. I love the logo of the giraffes wearing glasses.

Ulrikes Smaating said...

Hej Lorna,
i am so excited to begin the quilt :0) great new logo - so much fun!I did not sew in normal piecing before, just Paper Piecing. But i hope i will have no problems :0)best wishes from denmark, Ulrike :0)

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

brilliant fun quilts. Mind you, I am still joining your doggone quilt a long from umpteen years ago!

Meloney said...

Love the idea, but I couldn't get it to let me sign up for the email reminders. This is the message it gave me.


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Chris said...

I just gifted my HP quilt to a good friend & she loved it! Thank you for offering it.😊

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