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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Harry Potter Week 6: Whomping Willow


Welcome to Sew Along Saturday #6!

Last week was Ron Weasley, so it's only natural that this week it's the Flying Ford Anglia in the Whomping Willow!



I am most excited about this one! I knew when I was planning this, that I wanted to include the Whomping Willow but I wasn't sure I could pull it off. This was by far the hardest to draw up, and then the hardest to configure in a way that could be diced up into straight seams and simple clip & flip units. It's one of my favorite blocks, but it will probably be the most complicated block. Still, though, fear NOT. It will come together section by section, just like all the others, even though it may require some fancy clipping & flipping. Some clip & flip gymnastics. 😁 Also, it is probably best if you press seams open for this one, due to bulk. I did a combo of pressing open and pressing to one side. My friend, Aidan, aka @thegeekyquilter suggests a seam roller. I don't have one of those yet, but that might be a good thing to put in the gift guide I made for my husband. haha! (see that button in the side bar-lol)

So.. it's all straight seams.. remember, just take one section at a time, go slow, and be patient. You can do it! 

It uses seven colors. Let's get started!



Background (A):
(1) 1 1/2 x 2" 
(1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 1 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(6) 2" sq.
(1) 2 x 3 1/2"
(1) 2 x 4 1/2"

(1) 2 3/8" sq.
(3) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 2 1/2 x 4"
(3) 3" sq.
(2) 3 x 4"
(1) 3 x 6 1/2"
(1) 3 1/2" sq.
(1) 3 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 3 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(1) 4 1/2" sq.
(1) 5 1/2 x 7"


Darker Brown (B):

(8) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(3) 2" sq.
(2) 2 x 3"
(1) 2 3/8" sq.
(2) 2 1/2" sq.
(2) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
(2) 2 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(1) 3" sq.
(5) 3 1/2" sq.
(1) 3 1/2 x 4"
(1) 3 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 3 1/2 x 5"
(1) 4 x 4 1/2"


Lighter Blue (C):
(9) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2"
(1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2"
(1) 1 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 2" sq.
(2) 2 3/8" sq.
(1) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 2 1/2 x 3"
(1) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 4"
(2) 3" sq.
(1) 5 x 5 1/2"


Yellowish White
(D):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)


White
(E):
(1) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(3) 2" sq.
(2) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 3" sq.


Black (F):
(3) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(5) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)


Lighter Gray
(G):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)





Section One:

1. Using 3 1/2 x 4 1/2" rect.of background and 3 1/2" sq. of brown, make one left lower clip & flip unit.


Left Lower Clip & Flip


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

2. Stitch from left upper to right lower corner.

3. Clip, flip & press.




2. Using a 2 x 3" rect. of brown and a 2" sq. of background, make one left upper clip & flip unit.


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.





3. Assemble as shown below. Label as Section One and set aside. 





Section Two:

1. Using 2 x 3" rect. of brown and 2" sq. of background, make one left upper clip & flip unit.
2. Repeat using 1 1/2 x 2" rect. of lighter blue and 1 1/2" sq. of off white.
3. Repeat using 1 1/2 x 2" rect. of background and 1 1/2" sq. of brown. (Label as #)



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.





4. Using a 3 x 6 1/2" rect. of background and a 3" sq. of brown, make one right upper clip & flip unit.
5. Repeat using 1 1/2 x 2" rect. of lighter blue and a 1 1/2" sq. of off white. (Label as #)


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.






6. Using 2 3/8" sq. of brown and lighter blue and double HST method, make two 2" Half Sq. Triangle units (will be 1 1/2" when finished in block). You will use one and set one aside for later. Label as (***)

7. Repeat using 2 3/8" sq. of lighter blue and background. You will use one and set one aside for later. Label as (***)


Double HST (Half Square Triangle):

1. Place your two squares right sides together.
2. Trace a line from corner to corner.
3. Stitch a scant quarter inch from each side of line.

4. Clip apart and press.



8. Assemble as shown below. Label as Section Two and set aside.








Section Three:

1. Using a 3 1/2 x 5" rectangle of darker brown, a 3 1/2" sq. of background in right upper corner, and a 1 1/2" sq. of lighter blue in the left upper corner, make a double upper corner clip & flip unit. (We will turn it around when we stitch it into the block.) 


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.





2. Using a 4 x 4 1/2" rectangle of brown and (2) 3" sq. of background, with the long edge at the top, make a left upper/right lower double clip & flip.
3. Repeat using a 2 1/2 x 4" rect. of blue and (2) 2 1/2" sq. of white, making sure the long edge is at the top.



Left Upper/Right Lower Double


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

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

3. Clip, flip & press.

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

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

6. Clip, flip & press.









4. Using a 2 1/2 x 3" rect. of blue, a 2 1/2" sq. brown in the left lower corner and a 1 1/2" sq. of white in the right upper corner, make a left lower/right upper double corner clip & flip unit.
5. Take your blue and white double clip & flip from step 3, with the long edge at the top, place a 1 1/2" sq. of blue in the left lower corner and a 2 1/2" sq. of blue in the right upper corner, making a left lower/right upper clip and flip. (see units in diagram below)



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.









6. Assemble as shown below. Label as Section Three and set aside.





Section Four:

1. Using 3" sq. of white and blue, make one half square triangle.

Single HST Method

1. Place two squares right sides together. Stitch from corner to corner.
2. Clip, flip & press.




2. Using this same unit, place a 2" sq. of white in the opposite corner, right sides together. Stitch from corner to corner.



3. Using this same unit, a 2" sq. of blue in the left upper corner and a 1 1/2" sq. in the right lower corner, make a left upper/right lower clip & flip unit.


Left Upper/Right Lower Double


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

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

3. Clip, flip & press.

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

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

6. Clip, flip & press.









4. Using above method and a 5 x 5 1/2" rect. of blue with the long edge at the top, place a 2" sq. of white in the left upper corner and a 3 1/2" sq. of brown in the right lower corner. Make one left upper/right lower clip & flip unit.


5. Using a 3" sq. of blue and a 2" sq. of white, make one left upper clip & flip unit.


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.





6. Assemble as shown below. Label as Section Four & set aside.




Section Five:


oh my goodness~I feel like this section is simple compared to the last couple!



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

2. Using a 2 1/2 x 5 1/2" rect. of brown and a 1 1/2" sq. of gray, make one left upper clip & flip unit.




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.


3. Using a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect.of black, a 1 1/2" sq. each of blue and brown, make one double upper clip & flip unit. Apply the blue square first.

4. Using a 1 1/2 x 4 1/2" rect. of background, and a 1 1/2" sq. each of blue and black, make one double upper clip & flip. Apply the blue square first.



Double Upper Rectangle

1. Place a square at the upper end of a rectangle, right sides together.
2. Stitch from corner to corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the same end of the rectangle, right sides together. Stitch from opposite corner to corner,making sure your two seams cross each other.
5. Clip, flip & press.




5. Assemble as show below. Label as Section Five and set aside.





Section Six:

1. Using a 2 1/2 x 4 1/2" rect. of brown, a 1 1/2" sq. of blue and a 2 1/2" sq. of background, with the short edge at the top, make a left upper/right lower clip & flip unit.
2. Using a 3 1/2 x 4" rect. of brown, a 2" sq. of background and a 3" sq. of background, with the long edge at the top, make a left upper/right lower clip & flip.


Left Upper/Right Lower Double


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

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

3. Clip, flip & press.

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

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

6. Clip, flip & press.









3. Using a 2 x 4 1/2" rect. of background and a 1 1/2" sq. of brown, make one right lower clip & flip.


Right Lower Clip & Flip


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

2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.

3. Clip, flip & press.







4. Assemble as shown below. Label as Section Six and set aside.





Section Seven: (you will use your leftover 2" HSTs from Section Two)

1. Using a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of blue and a 1 1/2" sq. of brown, with the long edge at the top, make one left upper clip & flip unit.
2. Using a 3 x 4" rect. of background and a 2" sq. of brown, with the long edge at the top, make one left upper clip & flip unit.


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.





3. Using a 2 x 3 1/2" rect. of background and (2) 2" sq. of background, make one left lower/right upper clip & flip unit.
4. Using a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" rectangle of brown, a 2" sq. of background in the upper right corner and a 2 1/2" sq. of background in the left lower corner, make one left lower/right upper double clip & flip unit.


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.





5. Assemble as shown below. Label as Section Seven and set aside.





Section Eight:


1. Using a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of black and a 1 1/2" sq. of blue, make one right upper clip & flip unit.

2. Using a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of black and a 1 1/2" sq. of brown, make one right upper clip & flip unit. Repeat for total of two.

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




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 3 1/2 x 5 1/2" rect. of background and (2) 3 1/2" sq., with the long edge at the top, make a left lower/right upper double clip & flip unit.



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.








5. Using 1 1/2" sq. of blue and brown, make one half square triangle. Using a 1 1/2" sq. of black, turn this into a three patch HST.

6. Assemble as shown below. Label as Section Eight and set aside.




Section Nine:

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


Left Lower Clip & Flip


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

2. Stitch from left upper to right lower corner.

3. Clip, flip & press.





2. Using a 5 1/2 x 7" rect. of background and a 3 1/2" sq. of brown, with the long edge at the top, make one left upper clip & flip unit.


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.



3. Assemble as shown below. Label as Section Nine and set aside.




Block Assembly: Assemble as shown below, and your block is complete! 




Congratulations! You have finished the most difficult block! This one was not for the faint of heart. All straight seams but tons of clipping and flipping! But you have a Whomping Willow! And the rest will be smooth sailing!





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ext week it's Block 7 -- Harry's Glasses!



The glasses have been bothering me for a bit, so there will be some slight changes to make that nose piece a little more accurate, and I think both ear pieces will be black. Come back next week to see!
Don't forget to tag your photos with #hpqal2019 and #harrypotterquilt if you share your blocks on social media! Also, come share them in the sew along group on my facebook page. Aidan   has been creating albums for each block and posting the pdfs over there and generally doing a great job helping out with the group! And don't forget to check out Lorna's block at Sew Fresh Quilts

Happy Stitching! Have a great weekend!

xoxo



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2 comments...:

Chris said...

Yay!!! I finished it, it came together pretty well but it took me two days, lol! Chris

Marie said...

Thank you Kelli! I just finished it. I needed to stay very concentrated to follow the instructions. Probably not the best one to get started with the quilt along! But the result is great ( except that my dad says it is not a Ford Anglia... ).

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