Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Secret Snarker 2018 Part Two

Making doll quilts is something that I really enjoy, and it's not something that everyone knows how to do.

So, I like to make a doll quilt as well as an outfit for my swap partner.

I made a Ravenclaw quilt for agate13's Kanani. I used the Ravenclaw colors from the book, not the movie, which are blue and gold.

It is an Irish chain quilt with an appliqued Snitch. The Irish chain is a nod to agate13's Kanani’s half-Irish origins.

Also, it's a quilt that is easy to make in miniature and still looks great!

I did the quilting on the quilt to look like the Snitch’s flight path.

The back of the quilt is perfect for a Hogwarts quilt- it shows star constellations and it glows in the dark.

I was so excited when I found this fabric in my stash! Even the colors were perfect for this quilt.

I don’t know if Kanani comes from a Muggle family or a family of witches. The story I told in my head is that her grandma is an Irish witch and made the quilt for her to take to Hogwarts, and bewitched it so the Snitch can fly around the surface of the quilt.  

I was inspired to make this quilt in part by the Ravenclaw quilt made by Pieces by Polly, but then I went off and did my own thing. Our quilts are very different and unique.

Here is a bonus picture of Jess with the quilt!

You can see part one of this year's swap here.

You can see what I made for Secret Snarker in 2016 and in 2017 in older blog posts.


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