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PoD - The Finish

Thank you all for your wonderful response to Week 30. The Project of Doom has been such a pleasure to work on and to share and I can never thank you all enough for your participation!

This week, I bring you the final PoD post which includes layout suggestions for the 30 blocks that you made during our Block of the Week. I say suggestions because these are just that, suggestions. You do not have to follow my finishing instructions in order to complete your quilt, but if you want to create my original vision, this is it!

Layout Option 1 - 60 1/2" x 76 3/4" (Software generated layout...I'm still embroidering my blocks and have not assembled my top yet.)

Layout 1 is heart of The Project of Doom. I started with this design and created each block to flow into the next.

HP Closet Mural
The original layout was inspired by this mural that I created in my daughter's room over 8 years ago. Since the day I started working on Harry Potter patterns, I've wanted to recreate this in a quilt. I knew that it would be a huge task and when I decided that I was ready for one last big HP quilt project, I knew this had to be it.

Layout Option 2 - 70 1/2" x 82 1/2"

Of course, I can't just let this go at one layout when we can have two! This is another option that includes all 30 blocks and creates a larger quilt. I also think it would be fun to combine a couple more of the blocks in order to create differently sized shelves. That would also be a prime opportunity to add more books!


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Aug. 17th, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
I'm gonna go for a combination of the 2 . I like the thicker sashing in layout 2 but I like the way layout 1 looks more like a bookcase rather than a series of cubby holes . . . pondering pondering pondering . . . .
Aug. 17th, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC)
Hmmmmmm...what to do-what to do LOL. I think I will probably go with the first one. I like the look of the bookcase :0) I picked up wood grained fabric just for it!!I am not sure what I want to do with the outside border though. I have time to think about it while I do my embroidery. I haven't even started them yet :0P
Aug. 17th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
I am going with the second, but putting a second double shelf (on the second shelf, to the right, to balance with the sorting hat shelf). Damned balance! I am soooooooo excited!
Aug. 17th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
I thought about adding in an extra shelf like that, but in the end decided you all were clever enough that if you wanted to that, you could. ;)

I'm excited, too!
Aug. 17th, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit of an IKEA addict. The second one looks like the Expedit range of book shelves....

i think i'll end up doing the something similar to auntypsycho and do option one with thicker sashing
Aug. 17th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's what I thought, too! I love those IKEA shelves!
Aug. 18th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
You can find inspiration in the most unusal places!

Aug. 17th, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
I like the bookcase version.
OH - how exciting - There and Back Again!!!
Not that I wasn't immediately thrilled when you showed us that other wizard t-shirt. How did you ever keep a straight face recording that?
!!! excited !!!
Aug. 17th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, I don't know, was my face really that straight? I thought I grinned through the whole video! :D

I'm excited, too. :)
Aug. 18th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
I think I'm going to do a combination of the two also like auntypsycho. I had tossed around the idea of doing it similar to this as far as the shape of the bookcase and appliquing a dragon perched on top instead of a plant...hmmmm...decisions, decisions ( )
Aug. 19th, 2011 04:11 am (UTC)
Oh, I love the idea of having a dragon perched on top! I can't wait to see everyone's finished variations. :)
Aug. 21st, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
week 9
Help! I've measured week 9 (snitch on books) a kazillion times and it's too tall. I think it's 1/4" too tall. I'm going to loose the tips of the snitch's wings. bummer
Aug. 21st, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
Re: week 9
Can you take 1/4" off the bottom or will that cut off too much of the book?
Aug. 21st, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
Re: week 9
I was squaring up all my blocks today. Most of them I can fudge around my inaccuracies. But this block is full of images that I don't want to loose. I'll either loose the tops of the wings or the bottom book's cover. So the wing tips will have to go. (Please check the pattern.) Or do I make all the blocks on that shelf a wee bit taller? hmmm
Aug. 21st, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
Re: week 9
I checked the pattern, and my version of the block, and it came out exactly right on my end.

I'm thinking you can try re-stitching your seam allowance between the books and making them just a tiny bit wider. That should get you down to the correct size. Let me know if that works!
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