Perry Moffitt

November 26, 2012

Fish Scale Baby Quilt

…and almost a full month slipped by with lots of visiting family and not much sewing. But I am back with what caused my “writers block” . I made some fish scale  pillows and loved them so much I expanded the idea to a baby quilt.

All that top stitching was a total pain. The half circles puckered like crazy even with everything stabilized with heat-n-bond. I admit giving up a few times and in the end all that stitching took me weeks to finish because I was so annoyed.

And then the terrible happened. I washed it blithely thinking it would fray just a bit here and there. But sadly, tons of fraying and I think it will fall apart completely if it is washed again. Wall hanging I guess.  Disappointment.

I pieced the back with some of my favorites. And now I am moving on .

Time to start some new projects. Gotta start fresh. One month until Christmas so I will whip up some presents. sigh.

October 2, 2012

pink and orange fish scale quilt, WIP

I got a request from a far away friend to make the orange fish scale again. Here are the pillows I made this summer. After I cut out an enormous number of orange prints, we chatted about the colors in her daughter’s room. None of which were orange (HA!) and I worked some pinks in.

Last time I used  the efla circle cutter to cut 7″ circles and then I cut them in half.  But this time I went big and bought the circle die for my new Go Baby Accuquilt fabric cutter. I got it for my birthday (after emailing the exact model I wanted to my ever-so-loving-hubby) and I am addicted. I used the 5″ circle die and then lay them in a row just inside the 2.5″ strip die and they were cut exactly in half, 30 at a time!!

It is measuring at 36″ x 40″ right now. Currently this is heat-n-bonded to a piece of muslin with no stitching yet. I plan on top stitching the whole thing.

I am making excuses to keep this hanging on my project wall. I truly love to look at it!

January 4, 2011

Outside the Box Quilt, Purple and Orange!

I used the Outside the Box pattern from this book; The Modern Quilt Workshop. I had marked a similar quilt as a flickr favorite a long time ago and spent a while tracking down the pattern. In the end I just re-did the math myself to accommodate some very precious scraps I was trying to keep in the quilt.

The bride and groom had requested orange and purple.     um.       well.         how to say this gently? They would not have been my first choice? It turned out alright? I don’t totally love it? I like the pattern and the fabrics but the end result, eh.  And before you ask, I am 101% sure the bride and groom don’t read my blog.

I finished it in the wee hours of the morning the day before the wedding.  And gave up sewing earlier than I should have. I didn’t quilt the big purple squares and because I was using cotton batting, the batting disintegrated.  Big clumpy batting balls inside those purple squares. Yup. So, there is some fixing to be done. I gave it to the couple for the wedding, but I will take it back to repair at the end of the month.

and that there is Petunia. Who is very excited about snow. And wanted more than anything to sit right in the middle of this photo shoot. Luckily she is very obedient.

There was some creative design on the backing because I refused to go back to the fabric store again. But it is simple and different and I rather like it.

For the first time in a long time I remembered to put on my tag. I ordered them ages ago (from here)  and only remember half the time so they are bound to last a while longer.

October 6, 2010

Orange and Purple

I made the mistake once before of asking an engaged couple what colors they would like their quilt. It didn’t turn out so bad last time. It fact I really liked it by the time I was done.  But this time? I am a more than a little fearful at the end result. Although, in the years since I last made an orange quilt for my brother in law there are much nicer oranges available… Or maybe I just grab them at every opportunity knowing how rare a nice orange fabric is…

oh wait! I just found another orange quilt I did. I loved that one. Sigh, why did I sell it?

July 9, 2008

Orange and Purple- Quilts and Flowers

I joined quilting bloggers more than a week ago and haven’t written anything about quilts since joining. So lets see some works in progress, shall we?

Orange and Red for a baby quilt…

And some purple- for a secret project…

and my garden is agreeing with my new color choices.

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