I’ve already written 2000+ words about this cauldron, so I’ll send you there for everything you wanted to know about it including a walk through of my design process. You can’t see it in photos I take straight on, but it does have pretty fun texture over the black applique.
There are a few other items in this block – a pair of potions and the Half Blood Prince’s copy of the Advanced Potion Making.
The Potion Bottles
Here’s two potion ingredients, Flobberworm Mucus and Armadillo Bile. To begin with, I had the Flobberwormon the label with the mucus pouring out of the lid. He was just so – boring. I know, it is perfect if he is boring because that is a feature of the flobberworm. I just couldn’t live with it though so I moved the Flobberworm to the lid and put Earthworm Jim on the label. Earthworm Jim y’all. Makes me so happy. Every time I look at the Flobberworm Mucus bottle my brain says “Somebody blows their nose and you want to keep it?” I’m not going to say if I nodded to Ghostbusters on purpose or not, but I did.
The fabric for the Armadillo Bile reminds me of the scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory when Charlie and his grandpa float to the ceiling so I added a few more floater bubbles in the bottle.
The stitch out of these is pretty straight forward. They fit completely in a 5×7 frame. I did use misty fuse on my applique pieces because they were so large.
The Embroidery Files
Here’s all of the embroidery files for everything you see on this block .pes, .jef, and .vp3.
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.