Perry Moffitt

July 11, 2014

Nautical Baby Quilt

I love it when I can pull an entire quilt out of my stash! I had a few girl baby quilts for my upcoming market day and nothing for boys, so I whipped up this guy.

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I think the wonky star is one of my favorite quilt techniques. I am so happy I grabbed this orange fabric when I saw it.

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Grabbing  more than a yard of the pirate fabric when it was on clearance was genius as it made the perfect backing. nautical quilt 1

 

It is all packed up for my farmers market table in 2 weeks, time to finish up all the other things I am hoping to sell!

June 22, 2014

Rainbow Pillows

What is better than a rainbow pillow?

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Making 2 more so you can keep one for yourself!

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I found some feather pillows on sale at Ikea ($5!) and did some freestyle scrap piecing. I love them!!!

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I used the fabric that I have been calling “trivial pursuit circles” as a the backs, sorry folks, there is no escaping the vibrant colors!

 

June 15, 2014

Father’s Day for a Sailor

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I sew and my husband build boats and sails them. Hobbies that should last us the 2+ decades before we retire!  I started this quilt a (very, very) long time ago and broke the free motion foot doing all the quilting.

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I eventually got a replacement foot but it still sat in a WIP pile for way too long. In fact, this is probably one of the first 10 quilts I ever did. Here is a closeup of the pebbling on the back…many MANY spools of thread!

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When I pulled this out to finish for fathers day I was pleasantly surprised at the backing fabrics, it had been stashed for so  long I forgot how much I like the back!


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And a detail that only my husband will appreciate, this is an approximation of the catamaran he built;

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This one is an approximation of his brother’s boat;
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June 3, 2014

Pillows, cushions, tuffets, eh- whatever…

Filed under: Sewing Pillows — perrymoffitt @ 12:50 pm

I wish I could say this is the end of the pillows for a while, but it wouldn’t be true. I should just rename this blog to “the lady who makes pillows and occasionally quilts”

Anyway…

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This here we call, “pillows on chairs that need to be painted or sealed a few seasons ago”.

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And this one is the zoom-in so that you don’t see the appalling amount of weeds in the yard. But, oh! what a nice mix of Orange and Pink!

IMG_1006And this is where I say ” rainbows, always a safe bet”

 

 

May 26, 2014

Tumbler Pillows and Baby Dresses

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts),Sewing Pillows — perrymoffitt @ 3:29 pm
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Stocking up for my Artist Table at the Farmers Market later this summer. Making a serious dent in my fabric. Loving my Accuquilt tumbler die!

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More baby dresses! Hoping there are lots of babies that need dresses this summer !

May 23, 2014

Music Pillows

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After I finished this baby quilt, I had lots of music fabric left over, so I made these for the raffle at the local high school that helps buy musical instruments for the school district.

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Now they have a new home with some lucky winners! And we won tickets to the Crayola factory in the raffle, good karma works!!

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May 20, 2014

Scrappy French Braid

Don’t know what I will do with these lovelies yet but, I am slowly but surely making the whole rainbow.

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It will have to be a quilt for my bed, because these are just too awesome.

 

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Happy spring days to you! Off to spend some more time in the garden!

April 13, 2014

Notting Hill Dress, McCalls 4817

I had been hording these Joel Dewberry Notting Hill fabrics for a little while and they fell together so nicely with this dress. I loosely used the McCalls 4817 pattern, although I changed the back of the bodice to make it a little higher in on the back. I tried to size down the size 6 pattern a little, but it is definitely too big on my size 4 kid, so I guess I didn’t size it down enough.

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A quick zipper on the back and I managed to finish this beauty in a few hours. Totally the best thing I have sewn so far this spring!

 

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March 31, 2014

Black and White Baby Quilt

A baby quilt for an expecting music teacher. I bought the only music fabrics at the 2 stores I visited,  embraced the black and white idea and found a pin on pintrest and away we go!

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Why yes, I did just finish painting the front hall and adding these hooks. Don’t they look swell?

 

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The applique flower, needed a little something, so I added that stitched swirl.  It makes me want to add more stitched detail somewhere… but where?

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And the back is part of an IKEA duvet cover I got from AS IS for $10. It couldn’t be more perfect for a baby girl!

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Yes, this darn quilt is a rhombus. How I did it, I don’t know. I trimmed at right angles! I Swear!  You don’t notice at all until you hang it… Maybe I will blame it on the new hooks, they must be off… right?

March 16, 2014

McCall’s 5838

Filed under: Sewing for Kids (not quilts),The sweet baby — perrymoffitt @ 7:29 pm
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IMG_0844My tallish 3 year old is turning 4 this month. We are sitting right at the end toddler sizes and dipping our toe in girls sizes. I made this dress a size 5, nice and roomy for the coming summer, a vague possibility that it might fit next year? Loving this pattern. McCalls’s 5838 you are really very lovely. Lined top, easy zipper install, I look forward to making some more of these.

 

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