About two weeks ago we finally made it to the (stunning!) Bavarian countryside on the first leg of our move and are waiting for our housing offer to come through. That means long days of waiting in a hotel room, so I am playing catch-up on my digital life. One of my projects has been to prepare for my next Project of Doom quilt, a Ravenclaw-themed thing of wonder that I am finally making for myself.
Since I have my fabrics collected but I won't have my sewing machine for a while yet (*sob!*), I have created a file on my computer with everything I need to get started on this project. I have my Word document where I have written exactly what I want on each block and around the outside of my bookcase, including any embroidery or embellishments I will be adding. Then each weekly file contains the block files with all the patterns I will need for each block along with coordinating machine embroidery files, pictures, links to inspirational blogs, etc. As I was pulling it together, I realized I was going to need a diadem, and the patterns I was seeing weren't sparking anything for me.
So, an hour later I had this, and it's perfect for my quilt. My only problem with it is that I have chosen a grey background for my quilt, so mine may have to sit in front of a black box to stand out from the background. It could be pretty to sew some kind of a metal clasp to my box. I may have to toy with that when the time comes. The diadem can be made as a two-tone silver, as shown, or it could all be done in a single tone.
I am opening this one up to testers since I cannot get to it until our household goods arrive. This one is still in the drafting stage but could be ready for a tester with a few hours' notice. Let me know if you are interested! I can print the pattern at any size for you.
And there's more good news for the other Doomers out there! Since I wanted the diadem to be sitting on some horizontal books, I went ahead and drafted that pattern as well. On mine, I will create the Invisible Book of Invisibility on the bottom by embroidering the name on my background fabric with invisible thread, but you can obviously put a standard book here as well. This pattern is also available for testing, and this is what it will look like: