Sunday Stash: Such Yardage, Very Quilt

Harry's wand.This week I finished up the other two Sew Together bags,  my Harry Potter block, and a small quilt at my daughter’s request.

First, the Harry Potter block.  I went with Harry’s wand in a wood grain fabric.  I forgot to check the sizing when I printed, so my block came out 3/8″ too small and required some spacer background pieces to bring it to the right size. Alas! Fortunately this is a fairly forgiving block for this sizing issue, so it wasn’t too bad.

Such quilt. Very stitch. Wow.

My daughter’s “doge” quilt is based on an internet meme that started with a captioned photo of a Shiba Inu using the Comic Sans font. It is her current obsession, and she desperately wants to go to Japan as a result. I’ve tried telling her that you don’t see Shibe’s frolicking in a field right when you get off the plane in Tokyo, but she is so far undeterred.  She’ll have to settle for her doge quilt in the mean time.

I found a vector art file of the doge face and traced the big chunks onto paper backed fusible, using 5 different fabrics for the face. She specifically wanted the face on 4 squares, so I stuck to simple piecing and quilting and finished this in a day (but didn’t tell her it was done until after I showed it at my guild meeting this morning!).

  • Used this Week: 3.25 yards
    • 2.5 yd for  2 Sew Together bags
    • 0.75 yd for Doge mini quilt
  • Used year to Date: 95 yards
  • Added this Week: 0 yards
    • Woohoo!
  • Net Used for 2015: 35.75 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 55.25 yards (58% of total used)

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4 Replies to “Sunday Stash: Such Yardage, Very Quilt”

  1. Love the doge quilt! How fun! I am so out of it, I had not ever even heard of this meme until now. So thank you for the explanation as well– makes me appreciate it even more!

    Good save on Harry’s wand! I probably would have just freaked out and tried to remake all of it. 😛

  2. I’m so impressed with the doge quilt! I don’t think I would even know how to approach that. Very cool! Good luck with that trip to Japan 😉

  3. When I saw the doge quilt, I assumed you were making a picture of Fred. Either way it’s really cute.

  4. I agree with everyone else, love the doge quilt. My girls are crazy about shibas as well as all things Japanese. My oldest is finishing her third year of Japanese language at UT. I thought she might have gotten over her love of Japanese things by now but it doesn’t seem to let up and is very popular on the college campuses so you just might have to prepare yourself 🙂

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