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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Harry Potter Week 1: Harry

Hi!👋 Happy Weekend!

Its finally here! It's Harry Potter Sew Along Saturday, Block #1, so today I'm sharing how to make this version of pixelated Harry! The very first block of the twenty that will make up the quilt top, plus a few extras at the end (including a Deathly Hallows block that has been requested!) You can see the sew along page/schedule by clicking here.



Harry is 18" square, and has quite a few pieces, but really only a few clip and flip units, and the rest squares and rectangles. Straight seams make him beginner friendly, but I'd say confident beginner since he has lots of pieces. So if it looks complicated, don't be discouraged. Just take it one diagram at a time, and you'll get there! You can do it! Ohh! I almost forgot to mention.. make sure you are using a scant quarter inch seam for all of the piecing throughout the sew along! It took me forever to learn the difference between a scant and regular quarter inch seam when I first started quilting. I did a tutorial about it here, in case you're just learning about it.


There may be lots of pieces, but these are my favorite kinds of blocks, b/c I like to watch them come together like a puzzle. It's so much fun!

L
et's get sewing! First the cutting.. This block uses nine colors.






Background:
(9) 1 1/2" sq.
(3) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2"
(1) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2"
(1) 1 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(1) 1 1/2 x 7 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 2 1/2 x 9 1/2"
(2) 3 1/2" sq.
(1) 4 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(1) 4 1/2 x 7 1/2"


Darker Brown (hair/wand):
(3) 1 1/2" sq.
(3) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2"
(1) 1 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(2) 3 1/2" sq.

Skin Tone (cream or tan):
(13) 1 1/2" sq.
(1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2"
(2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 2 1/2 x 8 1/2"

Red:
(5) 1 1/2" sq.
(4) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2"

Black:
(15) 1 1/2" sq.
(4) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2"
(5) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2"
(3) 1 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 3 1/2 x 4 1/2"


Lighter Yellow:
(4) 1 1/2" sq.
(2) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2"

Darker Gray:
(2) 1 1/2" sq.
(1) 1 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(2) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"

White:
(3) 1 1/2" sq.
(2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2"


Eye Color:Image shows blue, but I was reminded that his eyes are green in the books! I will be digging out some scraps of green.
(2) 1 1/2" sq.












Let's get sewing!

Section A 

For this and all other diagrams, a single (*) is a 1 1/2" sq., and a double (**) is a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rectangle. 

Clip & Flip Units

1. Make one left upper clip & flip unit, using a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of brown, and a 1 1/2" sq. of background.


Left Upper Clip & Flip


1. Place square at upper end or left upper corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.

2. Stitch from right upper to left lower  corner.

3. Clip, flip & press.




Assemble as shown, label as Section A and set aside. 


Section B
*This section has the most clip & flip units.. After this, it will be smooth sailing!

Clip & Flip Units

1. Using a 3 1/2" sq. of brown and a 1 1/2" sq. of background, make one right upper clip & flip.

2. Repeat using a 3 1/2" sq. of brown and a 1 1/2" sq. of black.

3. Repeat using a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of skin tone and a 1 1/2" sq. of black.


Right Upper Clip & Flip


1. Place square at upper end or right upper  corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.

2. Stitch from left upper to right lower corner.

3. Clip, flip & press.




4. Using a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of brown, and a 1 1/2" sq. of background, make one left upper clip & flip unit.

5. Repeat using a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of skin tone and a 1 1/2" sq. of black.

6. Repeat using a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of skin tone and a 1 1/2" sq. of black.


Left Upper Clip & Flip


1. Place square at upper end or left upper corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.

2. Stitch from right upper to left lower  corner.

3. Clip, flip & press.




7. Using 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of black and (2) 1 1/2" sq.of skin tone, make one double upper clip & flip unit. Repeat for total of two.


Double Upper Corners


1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.

2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.

3. Clip, flip & press.

4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.

5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.


8. Using 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of red and (2) 1 1/2" sq. of skin tone, make one left lower/right upper clip & flip unit. Repeat for total of two.


Left Lower/Right Upper Double



1. Place a square at the left end or lower left corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.

2. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.

3. Clip, flip & press.

4. Place a square at the right end or upper right corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.





Assemble as shown below, label as Section B and set aside.






Section C

Assemble as shown below, label as section C and set aside.



Section D

Assemble as shown below, label as Section D and set aside.



Section E

Assemble as shown below, label as Section E and set aside.




Block Assembly: Assemble block as shown below, and you're done!!!🙌




That's it for Block #1! Sorry for the bad lighting in the photo below! I'll get a better one in the daylight! 




Stay tuned for Block #2 next Saturday .. (simpler block next week!) 



..and be sure to check out Lorna's block option over at Sew Fresh Quilts!


Don't forget to tag your block with #HPQAL2019 and #harrypotterquilt if you share on social media, so we can all see! And if you're on facebook, come join the sew along group on my facebook page!  

Can't wait for the Cupboard Under the Stairs! Happy Stitching!


xoxo
 

**click here for downloadable PDF of this post* (will be available each week by 11 a.m. Pacific on day of post)

14 comments...:

lisa0116 said...

Thank you Kelli! I am so excited to start this quilt. Waiting on background fabric to arrive. There is nothing to click where you have "click here for a downloadable PDF of this post"....is it me not being able to figure out where to click?

Tacnewby said...

Hi Kelli, still waiting on my fabric to arrive so in the mean time... any tips for the most efficient way to cut the fabric out to ensure I have enough all the way through?
I’m super excited about this but as I’m still a beginner, I don’t want to mess it up.
Thanks for any help you can give,
Tacnewby

Can't wait to get started. When will the PDF link be made available? Thanks so much for all your hard work on this!

I am new to sewing a block at a time by using a blog. I have grandchildren with Harry Potter fascination so here I am. Next I will order my fabric and background. Your note says the pdf will be available at 11:00 a.m. the day you post the block of the week. But I don't know which time zone that is. I am at EST and no posting as of 12:07. Guess I will check back later.

Thank you for doing this sew along! I am so excited!!!

Ahhh!!! I am so flipping excited. This is going to be so much fun! Thank you for putting it together for us!

Deb Silva said...

Hi Kelli.
I am curious to know if you have the measurements for the borders, as I would like to cut them first from my background yardage.

Thank you for another wonderful sewalong.
Deb Silva

I can't wait to see all the blocks people are making!!

Sue said...

When I go to download PDF I just get your whole blog post not just a pdf file what am I doing wrong.
I didn't have any problems with Lorna's

Hi There! I'm having an impossible time getting the PDF to open- is there some trick to it? Thanks! :)

Abigail said...

This is so wonderful! I'm hoping to (mostly) sew along and have this done as a surprise for my daughter this Christmas. I too was wondering if you could please let me know the border measurements before I cut into my background fabric. Thank you!

Abigail_sweeney@yahoo.com


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Unknown said...

Kelli- I love these blocks. Not a Harry Potter fan but I made four of the blocks into a baby quilt for a foster child’s upcoming adoption. His soon to be parents are HP fans. Thank you for sharing your talents!
Stephanie

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