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The Project of Doom 2014

Three years after it's debut, The Project of Doom is Alive and Well!

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The Project of Doom, Live in Austin

Long time, no see, my faithful hp_paperpiecing friends! I have exciting news that I'm sharing with all my favorite quilters!

The Austin Area Quilt Guild's Capital of Texas QuiltFest is this weekend!

September 14th – 16th, 2012
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs
Austin, Texas

Friday, Sept. 14th 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 15th 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 16th 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission is $8. Click here for a printable $1 off coupon.


Come by to see loads of great quilts, including the original Project of Doom quilt, designed, pieced and embroidered by me, quilted by our own hermione_jean, Shannon Shaw!

The Project of Doom on display at Hennig House Quilts

The Project of Doom, on display at Hennig House Quilts, April 2012.
Click here for Project of Doom patterns!

Sir Gareth's Dragon

Sir Gareth's Dragon, all quilted and spiffy, will be on display with the miniature quilts.

All Dolled Up

Also look for All Dolled Up, my doll dress quilt, made from reproduction 1930s fabrics.

I'll be visiting the show tomorrow with my fabulous stitching friends! Expect a full report on Sewhooked and probably a little stalking of the PoD. The voyeur in me is excited at the prospect of seeing others enjoy my favorite quilt! If you are there tomorrow and see me wandering around, please stop me and say hello!

If you are going to the Austin show, take a photo of yourself with one of my quilts and share your picture with my flickr group for the chance to win a fun prize! Winner announced Tuesday!

Also posted to Sewhooked and Fandom in Stitches

The PoD Goes to the State Fair

I want to give a HUGE congratulations to Shirley U., whose Project of Doom quilt won the Blue Ribbon at the North Carolina State Fair quilting competition in the "Other Technique" Category!

Can I even tell you how excited I am? I really don't think there are words!

Her quilt will be on display October 12 - 23, so if you have the chance to go see it, please, please do.

And? If you do go? I want pictures!

I would encourage everyone that participated in The Project of Doom to share their finished quilt. Check with your local quilt guild about future shows, or your local library or school library to see if they might like to have it on display. Those things I plan to do with my own PoD once the quilting is complete.

We put a lot of fandom love into each of our quilts and we need to share it with the world! That's my real hope for the legacy of this very special project we all participated in together.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.


The Project of Doom - An Archive

The Project of Doom was a Harry Potter Block of the Week that took place between January and August 2011. This is a comprehensive archive of all of the patterns that were posted during that time, including fabric requirements and suggested layouts.

All patterns were designed by Jennifer Ofenstein of Sewhooked and are shared for personal and non-profit use only.

This archive can also be found on Fandom In Stitches and Sewhooked.

Click on any photo to enlarge. Click on "week" for pattern and "original post" for blog post.

***Approximately 3 yards needed for background fabric for this project***

POD-Week 01
Week 1
Original Post
POD-Week 02
Week 2
Original Post
POD-Week 03
Week 3
Original Post
PoD-Week 04
Week 4
Original Post
POD-Week 05
Week 5
Original Post
POD-Week 06
Week 6
Original Post
PoD-Week 07
Week 7
Original Post
POD-Week 08
Week 8
Original Post
POD-Week 09
Week 9
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PoD-Week 10
Week 10
Original Post
POD-Week- 11
Week 11
Original Post
Week 12
Original Post
PoD-Week 13
Week 13
Original Post
PoD-Week 14
Week 14
Original Post
PoD-Week 15
Week 15
Original Post
PoD-Week 16
Week 16
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PoD-Week 17
Week 17
Original Post
PoD-Week 18
Week 18
Original Post
PoD-week 19
Week 19
Original Post
PoD-Week 20
Week 20
Original Post
POD-Week 21
Week 21
Original Post
PoD-Week 22
Week 22
Original Post
PoD-Week 23
Week 23
Original Post
PoD-Week 24
Week 24
Original Post
POD-Week 25
Week 25
Original Post
PoD-Week 26
Week 26
Original Post
PoD-Week 27
Week 27
Original Post
PoD-Week 28
Week 28
Original Post
PoDWeek 29
Week 29
Original Post
PoDWeek 30
Week 30
Original Post
PoD Layout 01
Layout File
Original Post
PoD Layout 2
Layout File
Original Post
PoD - Extra Credit Block
Extra Credit
Original Post

The PoD
An Explanation
List of
books from
Harry Potter

This archive can also be found on Fandom In Stitches and Sewhooked.

Click on the banner above for details about our PoD Challenge!

I look forward to continuing to post your PoD photos as they come in. I hope you're working hard to finish your quilt tops for the End of Days Challenge.

To everyone that has participated in The Project of most sincere thanks!

Visit the Project of Doom group on Facebook!

See you next week!

Photobucket Two Little Hooters

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!

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Project of Doom Week 30, Final Block!

This is it! I can hardly believe it.

On January 12 of this year, we embarked on a journey together. You gave me your time and attention and rode out the rough patches in the beginning as we worked through sizing and printing issues. You posted your photos to flickr and participating in a friending meme. The experienced quilters in our group adopted those less experienced and in need of fabric. We made friends. We laughed. We waited for Deathly Hallows part 2 together. With the generosity of your donations, I mailed out 7 monthly prizes to lucky winners and was thrilled at each of their responses.

We, in short, lived the last eight months together, meeting twice a week; once for sharing, and once for the excitement of a new pattern. It has been my great honor to share The Project of Doom with you. hp_paperpiecing will continue to exist, but as I have said in the past, the PoD is my last big HP quilting project.

I dedicate every block of this project to you. Every hour of planning. Every moment of scrutinizing lines until my eyes watered to make sure each block was as perfect as I could make it.

This is for us, so we remember what it was like to be a Harry Potter fan, right here, right now.


Reminder: If you DO NOT want to see the block before you make the pattern in order to keep it a mystery, please do not click on the cut! If you leave a comment, you will be taken behind the cut and will see the block...just FYI!

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Pattern Link ---> Block of the Week - Week 30 pattern (PDF) <---Pattern Link

PoD Week 29

Well, hp5freak said it...this is the Penultimate Pattern!

And this one? This one is easy. And awesome. And fun. I think it'll make a fun addition to your quilt.

Reminder: If you DO NOT want to see the block before you make the pattern in order to keep it a mystery, please do not click on the cut! If you leave a comment, you will be taken behind the cut and will see the block...just FYI!

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Pattern Link ---> Block of the Week - Week 29 pattern (PDF) <---Pattern Link

Tuesday Photos and A Challenge

Well, well, it's August! Just a few more weeks and the journey we started in January will be complete.

Never fear, there's one more thing we have to do...and that's complete our quilts! It's my great pleasure to announce The Project of Doom End of Days Challenge!

This may be our best Challenge ever here at hp_paperpiecing and if you've been playing along with the Project of Doom, then you are already most of the way there!

The Challenge
Complete your Project of Doom quilt top by Monday September 26, 2011. Post a photo of your completed quilt top in our flickr group or send me your photo via email.

The Prizes
One participant will win custom quilting for their Project of Doom quilt from Rock Creek Quilts! That's right, all your hard work will be quilted by The Official Quilter of hp_paperpiecing! The winner will be chosen by a random drawing. Winner must provide backing fabric, batting and shipping.

Every person that participates in the End of Days Challenge will receive a 20% off coupon to Rock Creek Quilts, valid for six months, exclusively for their Project of Doom quilt AND a $5 coupon good on any Sewhooked Shop pattern.

How's that for Challenge?

And now, on to our usual business!

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August Prize

The August prize was donated by MariaRose3685 (quilting gloves and notecard), hp5freak (t-shirt), aalia7 (fat quarter), mkissa (2 fat quarters), ladyoflosttimes (snitch pendant), hpfan_poa (tile pendant), lunaneela (pin cushion) and Sewhooked (HP fat quarter & PoD button).

I'll see you tomorrow with Week 29. Only two left...


Aces High
Aces High, a new pattern from Sewhooked!

PoD 28

So, I kinda sorta broke a promise to you....

Remember about halfway through the PoD when I mentioned that all the blocks from here on out would be three wands or less in difficulty? Well...they were. Then I realized there was something really important that I wanted to include in the PoD that had not been in the original design.

So, this weekend, I redrafted and re-pieced this week's design and am now much happier with the final layout. Unfortunately, that means asking you to bear with me through one more 4-wander. Do you think you can do it if I pinkie swear this is the very last one? It's not hard, I promise, especially when you take it one piece at a time. I'd even go so far as to call this a 3 1/2, especially after all the practice you've had with the first 27 PoD blocks.

Reminder: If you DO NOT want to see the block before you make the pattern in order to keep it a mystery, please do not click on the cut! If you leave a comment, you will be taken behind the cut and will see the block...just FYI!

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Pattern Link ---> Block of the Week - Week 28 pattern (PDF) <---Pattern Link

PoD Week 27

As I look over the last few patterns I have to share with you for the Project of Doom, I find myself getting a little choked up. It seems like we've been doing this forever, but at the same time, it feels as though we just started, which is much how I feel about my involvement in the Harry Potter fandom in general! I've enjoyed this process so much and once again want to thank you all for playing along.

Reminder: If you DO NOT want to see the block before you make the pattern in order to keep it a mystery, please do not click on the cut! If you leave a comment, you will be taken behind the cut and will see the block...just FYI!

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Pattern Link ---> Block of the Week - Week 27 pattern (PDF) <---Pattern Link

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