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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Harry Potter Quilt: Mandrake


Hi! 👋 Welcome back! Today I'm sharing the latest extra block to join the Harry Potter Sew Along page -- the Mandrake. Huge shout out to Kay for sketching this out and sending to me to write up for you!




Here's the how-to for stitching this peculiar plant. Note: All seams are scant quarter inch.




Fabric A (background):
(19) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(6) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(4) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(2) 2 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(1) 3 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 3 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(2) 4 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(2) 5 1/2 x 6 1/2"


Fabric B (brown roots):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 1 1/2 x 8 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2" sq.
(3) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"


Fabric C (pot):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 2 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 10 1/2"
(1) 3 1/2 x 6 1/2"


Fabric D (leaves-green scraps):
(5) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(3) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(10) 2 1/2" sq.
(2) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
(1) 3 1/2" sq.



I'm going to do this just a tiny bit different this time and list the clip & flip methods used here first, and then you can refer to them as you do each section.


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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.



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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.



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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.






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Single Half Square Triangle

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




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Part 1:

~Using the right upper clip & flip method, a 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric D & a 3 1/2 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top, make one unit.
~Repeat this method, using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric D.


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~Using the double upper corners method, (2) 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric D & a 3 1/2 x 5 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-long edge at the top, make one unit.

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~Using the left lower/right upper double method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric D-long edge at the top, make one unit.

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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 1 & set aside.




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Part 2:

~Using the right upper clip & flip method, a 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 3 1/2" sq. of Fabric D, make one unit.
~Repeat using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric D & a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top.
~Repeat using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric D-short edge at the top.
~Repeat using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric D-long edge at the top.


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~Using the left lower/right upper double method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric D, make one unit.

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~Using the double upper corners method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric D & a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric A, make one unit.

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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 2 & set aside.





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Part 3:

~Using single half square triangle method, & 2 1/2" sq. of Fabrics A & D, make one half square triangle unit.


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~Using the right upper clip & flip method, a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric D-long edge at the top, make one unit.
~Repeat using 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric B & a 2 1/2 x 5 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top.
~Repeat using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-short edge at the top.

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~Using the double upper corners method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric E & 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, make one unit.

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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 3 & set aside.





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Part 4:

~Using the double upper corners method, a 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric D (left upper corner), 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric D (right upper corner) & a 2 1/2 x 5 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-long edge at the top, make one unit.


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~Using the right upper clip & flip method, a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric D, make one unit.

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~Using the single half square triangle method and 1 1/2" sq. of Fabrics A & D, make one A/D half square triangle unit.

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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 4 & set aside.




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Part 5:

~Using the right upper clip & flip method, 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B & a 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric A, make one unit.
~Repeat using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric E & a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-short edge at the top.


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~Using the left lower/right upper double method, a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric E (left lower corner), a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A (right upper corner) & a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, make one unit.

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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 5 & set aside.




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Part 6:

~Using the right upper clip & flip method, a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric C & a 5 1/2 x 6 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-long edge at the top, make one unit.
~Repeat using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric C & a 5 1/2 x 6 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top.


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~Using the double upper corners method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 3 1/2 x 6 1/2" rect. of Fabric C-long edge at the top, make one unit.

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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 6 & set aside.




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Block Assembly: Assemble Parts 1-6 as shown below. You should have an 18 1/2" (18" finished) Mandrake block!





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Whoa. This block had A LOT of clip & flip corners. I like how this one can use scraps for the green. If you're still making extra blocks and give this one a go, send me a pic! I'd love to see.

If you're just finding these blocks, and are wondering about the other blocks, you can find them all on the sew along page by clicking *HERE* or on the button in the right sidebar over there. Or by clicking on the sewalongs tab in the top menu bar up there. If you'd like to see other finished blocks and quilts, come join the sew along group on my FB page! Also, if you post any pics on IG, come find me @kellifanninquilts! Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you're having a great week!

Happy Stitching!

xoxo
 

For a downloadable PDF of this block tutorial, click *HERE*

2 comments...:

Ray said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am so excited to get another block. I happened across your web site last week and found all of the Harry Potter blocks. They are truly awesome. I was afraid that you had decided to no longer publish the remaining blocks. Then today, there was the mandrake block. I need to wrap my head around a project to get them in to one quilt for my granddaughter.I think it would be great to have the quilt pulled up around you as you read the books. Please, please keep adding blocks.

daisyqltr said...

I was thinking of doing one with everyone and their pets but I need Nagini to go with Voldemort. Any chance?

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