Perry Moffitt

March 12, 2015

Purple and Teal Lap Quilt

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Chevrons. I am not thrilled with the flowers and how they look a little sloppy matching up but I love the colors. A nice variety of prints from Joel Dewberry with all the right tones.

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The backing fabric is from another designer and is a little darker in color. I love how it shows off that purple stripe.

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I keep thinking this will be a present for someone but somehow haven’t been able to let it leave my house.

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September 9, 2012

Thrifty Wedding Vol #1, Guest Book and Cocktail Hour Game

Filed under: Green Quilts,Purple Quilts,Thrifty Wedding — perrymoffitt @ 11:03 am

I shared the guest book tree earlier- here it is in action at the wedding!

I also made some wedding mad-libs for the guests to fill out. We put them in a binder during dinner and the collection was handed around and really enjoyed.

All we did for this was buy card stock for $8 and print them on our home computer.

Aside from both of those we put these on the 4 tables. We asked  people to write messages for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th anniversaries… so easy to prepare!

September 3, 2012

Quilt Guest book

If everything has gone according to plan, we are at the beach, having just thrown one heck of a beach wedding for my husband’s sister. My blog has been pretty quiet while I have been doing lots of secret crafty stuff for this wedding.  Instead of making you wait another week for pictures I have prepped this post to be published while we are away!

My gift to the happy couple is this wall hanging which is also the guest book.

When we visited Spain in the spring I got lots of leaves signed by family members that wouldn’t be able to make the flight over to the states.

I also got some of the more accessible stateside guests to sign in advance to balance out the bride and groom sides. So, not truly a guest book, more of a family and friends tree, I guess. I am so happy I got some of the leaves signed in advance,  it will look in-process while it is at the wedding instead of showing up totally clean and without any names.

Materials used on the quilt were all from my stash so they were (kinda) free.

Many more pictures coming of the event and the crafts!

August 9, 2011

Purple Patchwork Pillows

While racing around with 4 house guests this weekend I managed to finish these pillows for a wedding present. I took some photos with baby on one hip, husband asking which tie to wear and me trying to figure out what to wear 1 hour before the service.  I’m happy that I got a picture taken at all is what I am saying…

I pulled the pieced part out of my scrap basket. I have no idea what I originally intended to do with these patchwork stripes but I know for sure they came from this quilt.

And the perfect purple triangles? Came from this quilt.

I am sure this is going to sound hokey and ridiculous, but I love how these pillows are connected in a small way to an earlier wedding quilt and a graduation quilt. And how (in my crazy thinking) the bride is connected to the other people I sew for, even if she doesn’t know 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?

January 3, 2010

Last Christmas Present Mailed!

Yeah yeah, it’s January 3rd and I just finished this Christmas present yesterday but , hey- at least it is still quilt season! She did have this to open on Christmas morning, so I am not a complete slacker. I did a quick photograph before rushing to the post office. I was in such a rush I didn’t even measure it’s final size to make sure it was big enough for a queen bed! fingers crossed!

I used my new labels for the first time. I got them from Mel on etsy and have been itching to use one.

The back is the 2nd half of an Ikea duvet cover that I also used for Lauren’s quilt. Slowly busting my fabric stash!

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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