Getting started on the last shelf y’all! It is of course only a minor milestone. I suspect it makes me roughly 1/2 finished since there are still so many extra to add to the outside as well as flying around the inside. It’s ok though – I’ll just keep plugging away until it is done.
I thought it would be fun to Sirius Black’s Azkaban prisoner plate from his wanted poster. When I started down the path for it, I way over did it and it was “real” looking which didn’t match the rest of the quilt. I stepped back a bit, stripped it down to the post important features and it fits the overall look much better. The embroidery files include the large numbers and Azkaban Prison text. The smaller numbers I painted on with textile paint. I just painted away until they didn’t fit anymore so if you’re a sticker for detail, you’ll notice a few are missing. Here are seam lines and measurements of each piece
Dreadful Denizens of the Deep is my first try at creating a pixelated image with the embroidery machine. You may recognize this guy as a river zora from the 8-bit version of Legend of Zelda. This particular book has been quite the bane of my existence. You’re looking at my third attempt and in this one – I forgot a color change. Grrrrr! I’m letting it go though. All of the words are spelled right (I think!) and doesn’t look terrible and that is good enough for me.
I really dig the Hogwarts, A History book. The bright yellow windows really shine against the dark colors. It almost looks like there are actual lights on. At first I didn’t think the quidditch player really looked like a quidditch player. After walking away from it a bit and coming back to it, I think it does now. Just a few more books to go!
The Embroidery Files
Here are the machine embroidery files for the books and the prisoner placard in .pes, .jef, and .vp4. Enjoy them!
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 and take a look at my design process in this post.