And I really would like to say that I wish every aspect of quilting was THIS MUCH FUN. I mean, I love quilting, but some bits of the process are a bit tedious and production line-ish....
Not this project, each block is a delight. I am having the best time with this project. I spend my days looking forward to getting home to the sewing machine.
I love digging through my scrap bins searching for just the right fabrics for each block.
I love paper piecing intricate blocks and watching them all come together.
I love my kids coming in each morning to see if there are any more Harry blocks on the design wall.
I have discovered the alphabet stitch on my machine. I mean, I knew it was there, but in five years of having this machine, I never bothered with it. But I was looking at the Harry Potter book list that is included in the quilt pattern - not the list of the novels, but the list of textbooks they use at Hogwarts - and I thought it would be a nice touch to embroider some titles on the books. But no way was I hand embroidering... which was enough motivation to learn how to do it on the machine. It's so fun!
I have done nine of the 30 blocks, so nearly two rows. I am sewing together as I go for greater sense of achievement. Some of the blocks are fiddly, but none of them are too hard. And because it tends to alternate a tricky block with a simple book block, you can get one or two done in one sewing session. I like it when things come together relatively quickly.
The free patterns for this quilt, which was originally a 30 week mystery project, can be found here.
I am in love!
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