Monday, July 13, 2009

Amy Butler and the Goblet of Fire

TeeVee Casualty

It may not be common internet knowledge, but I happen to be a megafan of Harry Potter. Books and movies. Since ABC Family was showing a Harry Potter movie marathon, I moved my table and machine into the TV room so that I could watch and sew. Like I haven't seen those movies millions of times already.

Anyway, I was working on a French Braid quilt (from this free pattern) using Amy Butler's Daisy Chain fabrics. I've finished all the braids and now need to sew them together.

Mischief managed!



  1. Oooh, I can't wait to see your new quilt. I love the french braid pattern although I probably don't have the patience to try it myself.

    I also love the Harry Potter movies (and books). I'm so excited for the new movie (it was my favorite book too). Are you going to see it on Wednesday or wait for a day when the crowds won't be huge?

    I'm planning to go with some friends whenever they decide to go see it. Ian won't go with me! He's not into Harry Potter because it's kids stuff, apparently.

  2. Honestly, I'm really trying to see Harry Potter at the midnight release showing, but of course I can't do that because I have to drive 5 hours to the beach on Wednesday morning. I think it would be a bad idea to stay up til three only to drive forever the next day.

    When I told my boyfriend that there better be a theatre somewhere in the vicinity of this beach hotel, because we're seeing it Wednesday, he gave me one of those O_O looks. As in, you are one crazy bitch.

    PS- The French Braid pattern has been extremely time consuming. You get to sew one seam, and then you have to press it before you can move on. Of course, I'm sewing one seam on 7 braids, then pressing and moving on, but it's still slow going.

    Expect a peek today.

  3. Haha...the "you are one crazy bitch" look. I get that all the time from Ian. Except, he doesn't often humor me when I'm being a crazy bitch. He's a philosophy (graduate) student and he has little time for such trifles. He's funny when he wants to be but he's awfully serious a lot of the time. And he and I are so different that it causes him great angst when I tell him things like "I want you to come with me to see Harry Potter AND eat popcorn and gummi bears for dinner". He's squaresville!

    His loss...I actually think he might find the HP movies entertaining.

    Also, maybe I'm quilting wrong but I always sew a seam, press it and then sew another piece. But I do it the way you're hangling the all seven, press all seven, repeat. I like to trim or re-measure before sewing on the next piece...just in case, you know?