Sunday, August 28, 2022

Harry Potter Quilt: Bellatrix Quilt Block Tutorial


Hello again! Thanks for popping by for a read! I can't believe I'm doing two posts so close together. It's finally Bellatrix's turn to show her face here among the other Harry Potter inspired quilt blocks! I had hoped I could get her tutorial all sorted out on our summer road trip but getting any work done while moving, and with two dogs included in the mix, proved impossible! I'm so glad to finally be able to share her. Sorry it took so long! I had a request for her and had really hoped to get her done and posted during the trip! Here she is..



She is pretty straightforward, only a couple of corner flip units. But before we get started, a couple of fun facts..

Did you know that Bellatrix is the third brightest star in the constellation of Orion? Me neither!

Bellatrix is also a genus of hummingbirds. I love that!

However, in Harry Potter fiction, she is the cousin of Sirius Black, and the sister of Andromeda Tonks. Here is how she goes together, in fabric form. :)






Fabric A (background):
(10) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(9) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 2 1/2 x 6 1/2"
(1) 3 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 3 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(1) 3 1/2 x 18 1/2"
(2) 4 1/2 x 6 1/2"


Fabric B (dress):
(13) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(7) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(2) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
(1) 5 1/2" sq.



Fabric C (black/hair,eyes,waist)
(14) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(7) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(3) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(2) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"


Fabric D (skin):
(7) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(1) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 2 1/2 x 5 1/2"


Fabric E (white/eyes):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)


Fabric F (brown/wand):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)



--Match the symbols (*,** etc.) in the cutting instructions with the symbols in the assembly diagram.







Assemble sections, as shown, using SCANT quarter inch seams. When each section is done, label and set aside.



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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.




Using above method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric C and 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric A, make one unit. Repeat steps for total of two units. Assemble Part 11 as shown below.



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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.







Using above method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A and 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric F, make one unit. Assemble Part 13 as shown below.



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Using the additional pieces of background, Parts 1-13, and SCANT quarter inch seams, assemble your quilt block as shown below. 



You will have an 18 1/2" quilt block, 18" when finished in quilt.



I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I'll be back soon with more blocks, patterns and news.

Until then, Happy Stitching!

xoxo,





P.S For a downloadable form of this post, click HERE

I love to see blocks and quilts that are made with any of my patterns. If you make any and post on social media, please come find me in any of the places listed below, and tag me so I can see! :) If you're on YouTube, check out the short musical video tutorials of some of the block tutorials. I'm hoping they might inspire kids, or anyone really, to learn to sew. :) Plus, they're just fun to do.

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If you'd like to see lots of blocks made up from this, or the MinecraftNational Days, or Pokemon sew alongs, come join the sew along group on my FB page. Everyone there is so kind! And if you're looking for any of my print patterns, or other fun quilty gifts, check out my Etsy shop here. Or my new shop right here on my website *HERE*. Be back soon!

xx


2 comments...:

kvanatta said...

Yay hooray!! I’m so excited to get back on the Harry Potter train!!! ~Kay V :-)

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