Harry Potter Bookcase: Block 21

Harry Potter Bookcase: Block 21

OK – I’m going to ask you to just go with it…..


I know… what the heck! I swear, these book mash ups are with really good reason and are going somewhere! I’m not quite ready to show you where yet, so I’m going to hope that you’ll hang in there with me.


I honestly love this block. I had tons of fun bringing in some of my favorite pop culture things. How many of them did you know? If you didn’t know the references here’s the break down –

Necronomicon – this is a mash up mash up! I took my cues from HP Lovecraft, Evil Dead II, and Nightmare before Christmas. See it??

The Never Ending Story – This is one is pretty straight forward. There are two versions of this embroidery file. One textured one that looks nice, but doesn’t work at all with metallic threads. The second file has better flat fills for metallics, though it is still a bit challenging to stitch.

To Serve Man – Remember that episode of Twilight Zone? One of my favorites of all time. I went back and forth on adding the translation on there, but decided at the end of the day it would be nice of me to help people with this one.

Vampyr – This would be Buffy’s Slayer Manual. At first I was going to do the gold to try to make it look like hammered lettering. I got tired of fighting with it though and decided to go for more a snakes skin look.

Theory and Practice of Demonology – heh, this one is a little random. There’s a great scene in the ‘Burbs where Tom Hanks and his neighbor are reading though this one. The neighbor points out to Tom Hank’s character that he’s chanting, just the like the book says. YOU’RE CHANTING RAY! Remember that one?!

Grays Sports Almanac – Back to the Future II baby!

The King In Yellow – This one is one I’ve only recently discovered via the True Detective series. What great lore it has. I’m going to actually read it before too long….

John’s Journal – Yes yes yes, I know John Winchester’s journal is pretty plain. Plain is no fun though and I didn’t think putting “John’s Journal” on it would be too slick. I went with the anti-possession tattoo the boys have instead.


Just hold tight for me, I think when you see this block next week you might even think the mash up is OK. Here are all of the files in .pes, .jef, and .vp3. Have fun!


Want More?

Check out the TBZ’s Harry Potter Quilt index. It is full of links including a link to the original project and patterns as well as links to any of TheBoredZombie.com’s related posts and other custom blocks complete with downloadable embroidery patterns or applique templates. You can also see more about my machine and software in this post.



  1. I giggled when this came up on my phone as HP and the first thing I saw was “Gray’s Almanac” (the only one I recognized right off, but it sent me down the right path). Thanks for the explanations. Those are cool covers!

    I do like Josh Ward’s suggestion, if there’s room. The people wouldn’t be seen on the spine.


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