|The Making of Haley's
Magical Harry Potter Quilt
This Harry Potter quilt was made by fourteen year old sewer,
Haley. An avid reader and a fan of the series, Haley has sewn at Love to Sew
studio for three years. She has attended every Harry Potter book release
party the studio has hosted, where she made Hedwig stuffed animals and HP
tote bags, among other projects. Inspired by her love for both the books and
movies, the quilt has rows consisting of alternating fabric prints of the
cover illustrations and film posters spanning Harry’s seven school years.
Each row has a house crest and a pinwheel colored in Gryffindor, Slytherin,
Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw colors. In the center, all the house colors combine
under the Hogwarts crest. The boarders are made in a magical, twinkling blue
print, not unlike Dumbledore’s eyes.
|Haley wanted to cover of
each of the books to be shown on the quilt. To achieve this, a copy of
the book cover was put onto a word document and then computer fabric
paper was put in the printer and printed out. Then the printed fabric
was sewn onto the quilt.
|The center and focal point
of the quilt has a quilt block using a piece of fabric from each house
color with a center HOGWARTS patch that she appliquéd on.
|The quilt has seven rows,
each row representing a book.
the end, blue thread was used for the quilting with a loopy-star
|When Haley designed this
quilt she thought of every little detail. This shows in her rows of
each house wherein each quilted pinwheel
block the fabric matches the colors of the house patches she
purchased and stitched on.
||I ask Haley if someone
offered her $1,000 for her quilt would she sell it. She said not in a
million years, and that: "It is a one-of-a-kind quilt handmade each
stitch by me that took me almost 8 months to make, and I designed it