According to my daughter, the twenty somethings who are now starting families want their children to enjoy the same toys and trends as they did when they were kids. So this mother to be wanted a Harry Potter quilt for her new baby. The mom is a HP fanatic. Sadly, Harry Potter fabric is rare and highly sought after. I was able to get a fat quarter piece on ebay for an outrageous price. So, I designed this quilt to showcase it.
I paged through all of my quilt magazines and found one that had an embroidered snowman in the place where I sewed the HP pieces on the quilt. I eliminated the sashing on the HP pieces so I would get more bang for my buck.
I made a pinwheel for the center in place of the 9 square patch shown on the pattern so that it looked more swirly and mystical. I free motioned in a swirl pattern. I thought about attempting to free motion swirls over the swirls in the print but then I came to my senses. I'm too much of a newbie to try anything crazy and the fat quarter cost over 20 dollars. Now was not the time to experiment.
I used the Missouri Quilt Tutorial pinwheel method and learned that for a 8 inch square, start with a square that is about 2 inches smaller. So, I cut a 6 1/2 inch square and it worked. Here is the link: