Perry Moffitt

December 31, 2013

Toddler Quilt

I did a custom quilt for a little boy who wanted puppies, robots, letters, numbers, trucks, shapes and dinosaurs.

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His mom hit all of the fabric stores and we came up with this pattern together.

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I might go back and re-do the binding later, but I rushed to get this done as a christmas present (and still missed that deadline, but came sooooo close.)

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I took these pictures in a big hurry before delivery. The front squares are 9″ x 9″ and quilt finished at very close to 70″ x 90″.

 

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December 28, 2013

Simple Star Patchwork

Filed under: A Lot of Quilts,Green Quilts — perrymoffitt @ 9:46 pm
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My MIL loves green. I abused this knowledge for her xmas present.

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6″ squares with a few wonky stars made a perfect couch throw.

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Some long ago horded Frida Kahlo fabric made a nice contrast for the stars.

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I am very happy with how well the batiks and the Tula Pink fabric blend.

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And that purple batik, I couldn’t love it more.

It was hard to give this one away!

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And the back, I swear that the lower right fabric looks reptilian up close, but with those other 2 batiks, magic!

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September 24, 2013

Yellow and Grey Baby Quilts

Finished two quilts at once, feeling very accomplished.

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The Bento Box for a friend in NYC,

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 Hence the city fabric for the back.

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And this beauty is for sale.

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Here on my etsy site.

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September 9, 2013

Yellow and Grey Quilts

I started a commissioned quilt recently for a yet-to-be-born baby.

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My longtime favorite Bento Box was the go-to pattern. And then I decided to piece the back. But I got carried away, so I think I actually have 2 tops here.

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One for the soon-to-be baby and one to sell. But the question is, which one for the friend of a friend?

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I am talking to you, Kathleen! Which one do you like better?

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Could you love those little bees more? I love them! And if you were wondering where the yellow wall came from…

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My soon-to-be screened-in porch is coming along nicely! Next, a roof. Which is going to be pretty darn tough and I am already planning ways to reward my hubby. I might have to arrange a fishing weekend soon, which is a pretty good trade for a screened-in porch, no?

July 24, 2013

Coral Quilt, Baby sized

Weeelllllll,  this one is a baby quilt for a little girl with mature tastes, or a smallish lap quilt for a grown up. Best not pigeon hole it, eh?

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I used the 4″ diamond die on my Go Baby Accuquilt cutter.  The diamonds lined up perfectly.

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Hopefully it goes home with a good family from the market in 10 days (ahhhhh! 10 Days!! enough blogging, back to sewing!!!)

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May 22, 2013

Teal and Pink Wonky Star Quilt

I pulled out a work in progress that is more than a year old and finished it up. I originally didn’t know who it was for, and then I realized it was too precious to give away and finished it up for my own little girl.

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I can’t love the colors more.

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There was a specific request to have a  “cozy” satin binding. Which I think was the perfect solution.

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This is our cat Emily. Joining in on the photo shoot.

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April 29, 2013

Circus Baby Quilt

Thank goodness spring has finally arrived. This quilt was waiting and waiting to look seasonally appropriate!

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Don’t take pictures in full sun. Quilted wrinkles are so distracting. Noted. and moving on.

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I wish the green popped a little more, but live and learn…

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Don’t judge me too harshly on the binding corners, I was in a rush to get to the baby shower before it was over!

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April 16, 2013

Circus Baby Quilt WIP

Filed under: Baby Sized Quilts — perrymoffitt @ 5:39 pm

sneak peek- I am working on a quilt for a circus themed baby room!

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February 20, 2013

Quick piecing tiny squares for doll quilts.

I read a great tutorial over on sew, mama, sew about using fusible interfacing for tiny piecing. It was so genius I was a little jealous I hadn’t thought of it myself. I should have taken some process pictures, but Elizabeth has some great process shots, so head over there for more detail.


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My almost 3 year old and I had a great time using the 2.5″ scrap squares I had trimmed with this accuquilter die. She picked where they would go and I just straighten the grid pattern. The first one we made was simple and super fast. easy peasy squares. I backed it with some scrap minke and it has already moved to the world of baby dolls.

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And for our third baby doll quilt I got a little crazy.  Or over-confident,  but maybe that is the same thing.  In my head I was thinking that I could do diagonal seams just like the vertical and horizontal with the fusible webbing and it would be like the one diagonal on the 2nd quilt. It was going to be so much faster than piecing the triangles and then putting them in the grid! I was so wrong!

I tried to do the diagonal seams first, but after just 2 seams I saw that it shifted the horizontal and vertical lines and I wouldn’t be able to sew the “up” and “down” seams. So I ripped it out and did the the  up and down seams first. Above is a back side picture showing the horizontal and vertical seams sewn and then cut open.

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This picture is a total mess but it kind of shows the diagonal seams, and the below picture shows what started happening.

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I am still kind of amazed. It turned into an entirely different beast!  Not at all where I thought it was going, but pretty interesting. Probably not a doll quilt anymore, maybe a table pad for hot pots? maybe a carpet for the barbie house? who knows…
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January 31, 2013

Scrappy French Braid

Filed under: A Lot of Quilts,Rainbow Quilts — perrymoffitt @ 9:49 pm
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I have a head cold. It has affected my judgement. I saw a french braid pattern on pinterest and thought “awesome, perfect for my scraps” . And then I discovered how it is not perfect. The braid veers drunkenly, and then I try to correct it, but because I have a head cold, I can’t fathom if a skinny stripe or fat stripe is my next choice. Oh well, I will continue, I think it will eventually become a  rainbow quilt.

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Time for some Nyquil. I will be embarrassed that I shared this in the morning, surely…

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