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Thread: 14 Year old Haley, an avid Harry Potter Reader, Makes a Magical Quilt!

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    14 Year old Haley, an avid Harry Potter Reader, Makes a Magical Quilt!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    The quilt has seven rows, each row representing a book.
    In the end, blue thread was used for the quilting with a loopy-star stitching pattern.
    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 all myself!"
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    nice shades of blue

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    I love Harry Potter! She did a wonderful job!
    Drifter

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    As a true Harry Potter lover this quilt is spectacular!!! Please let Haley know how very impressed I am with the thought she put into every row of her quilt. It's wonderful!!! Wish I lived close enough to see it in person.

    Kat

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    Wonderful, I love to see young folks quilting...tell her it's awesome!!!!!

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    She did a wonderful job!

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    nicely done
    Nancy in western NY
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    Future ribbon winner in the making.outstanding work!!!

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    Sew cool. I love it!
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    That is a wonderful quilt this 14 year old made! She should be very proud of it! Great job & it is beautiful!

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    The colors really make it pop.

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    It's perfect! Haley certainly has talent!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilts4charity View Post
    Wonderful, I love to see young folks quilting...tell her it's awesome!!!!!
    ditto....awesome

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    Absolutely FANTASTIC. There are several in my household who would treasure something like this. We all loved the books and the movies.... This is a great keepsake for Harry Potter lovers!

    Keep quilting~ Christine
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    I am not a HP fan but anyone can see that Haley made a wonderful quilt it looks like she might have a design career in the future. Good job designing piecing and quilting congratulations Haley

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    Great job Haley!!!
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    Haley did an amazing job!! Please make sure she sends a pic and description to J.K. Rowling's website. I'm sure she will be impressed by Haley's detailed, well thought out design as well as her creative talents.
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    That is totally cool. I am 67 and have read all the books two and three times. so I really like this quilt.
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    Way to go, Haley! Awesome quilts!

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    This is absolutely a masterpiece!!!!
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