Perry Moffitt

January 9, 2013

simple pillows

Filed under: Sewing Pillows — perrymoffitt @ 9:35 pm

We spent lots of time with family over the holidays. In fact, we sent the last house guest home a few hours ago. I mustered 8 stripey pillows  in the past few weeks and I just got pictures of them in their new home.





December 23, 2012

Love Pillows, I really do love pillows.

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My last sewing squeezed in before Christmas. Happy Holidays All!


October 28, 2012

Love Scrabble Pillow and Chain Pillow

A friend of my parents was kind enough to let us stay the night for the out of town wedding we just went to. And this was my thank you!

Our lovely host is a quilter, so I tried to impress her.  She was gracious with my hurried efforts, but if you don’t look to close they look pretty good!

I tried a pattern (gasp! it’s true! a pattern) and with some tweeking I think I could do this Chain Pattern for a bigger quilt with my strip scraps. 

Now it’s time to hunker down for Hurricane Sandy, maybe some fabric cutting by candlelight…

August 15, 2012

Fish Scale Pillows

Sometimes inspiration hits me while I drift off to sleep at night.

I have been wanting to try this scallop technique for a while.

And I knew I wanted to make a present for someone who loves orange.

But I can only thank the drowsy pre-sleep state for this fish idea. I was torn between a mermaid head or a fish head, but went for the easier one this time. This is kind of a rough draft. I will do a couple of things differently next time. Quilt them maybe? And maybe a metallic fabric or two.

I will do a little finishing on these before they go to their new home, and then maybe start another set.

July 7, 2012

Garden Gnomes Invade

Hello garden gnomes! You have made my sewing so much fun recently!

I made one pillow,

and I loved it so much I made another

and then I stopped at 3. But only because I ran out of pillow forms. I still have some gnomes looking for homes…

Gnome fabric from, link is here

April 27, 2012

5 patchwork pillows

We are lucky enough to be visiting my sister-in-law in Spain at the end of May and we are staying with various family and friends. We visited in 2009 and had a fantastic time, I always meant to make gifts to send back as thanks but never actually got around to it. I was determined to make a little something that would be homemade, easy to pack and customs proof for our visit this time. I made them all different, hoping that people might find one they like.


I will be very curious to see who picks each one.


In the past I have been very loyal to the idea of piping on pillows. But this time I wanted to skip that step on some of these and I sewed a border around the outside of 3 of the pillows and it made a very decent trim, very close to piping, and much easier!Image

I spent the time I saved on my trim on the quilting. I love to top stitch like this on the pillow size. Lots of tight lines are so easy at this size but when it comes to anything larger than a baby quilt it is agonizing.


And the backs, I think the backs are just as important! I made these as pillow covers to travel easier and I think I will hand stitch some snaps for closure.


and this picture is for grandma; my assistant saying CHEESE!


April 15, 2012

Sample blocks with scraps

Filed under: Rainbow Quilts,Sewing for Kids (not quilts),Sewing Pillows — perrymoffitt @ 5:26 pm

I have a big plan for these but I dare note say what they are for yet…


I pulled from my scrap bag for the first 3 blocks.


I am pleasantly surprised that I found a good variety.


although the teal supply hit rock bottom after this block.


I tried out my new 60 degree triangle on this one and I am very pleased with the result.

I still have a few more to make, and then I will reveal the secret project.

I managed to get mini-me into one of the two new dresses I made for her, but only with the bribery of her nap-time-only pacifier. I recycled a long sleeve onesie into this cutie dress by trimming the sleeves and adding one big ruffle.


and she picked out the boots.

December 25, 2011

Scrabble Pillows

Hope everyone had a nice holiday! I am excited I can reveal some Christmas sewing!  An Auntie pillow for my sis-in-law, who is loves being an Auntie.

I used a scrap wheel on the backside…

And these two green ones are based on family jokes for my mother-in-law and aunt-in-law. All 3 women are scrabble addicts which makes the scrabble letters perfect for them!  equilter still has scrabble fabric here.

October 28, 2011

Couch-Couch Pillows (version 2)

First a quick picture of my purchases from The City Quilter, in Manhattan. Walking distance from the Javits Center where I had to go for work one day last week.  If you are visiting NYC, you won’t regret stopping in. I have yet to make it down to Purl in soho so I can’t compare the two but City Quilter has greatly expanded from my visit last year, I don’t know if there was more fabric but there was a ton more shoppers. I think it is great that so many people are quilting these days. Also, I feel less guilty about my habit when the people around me are spending more on fabric that I spend on my car loan.

I usually buy with the projects I have already started in mind. But I have more than enough for the pink red quilt I am currently working on so I shopped with a whole new project in mind. The strawberries and squiggle stripes and skull-n-crossbones will make a pretty awesome toddler dress. What will I do with the lanterns? I have no idea- but I couldn’t leave them behind.

Some more couch-couch pillows. Or sofa-couch pillows. I love the novelty of them! This time in the blue green family. Previous red orange ones can be seen here.

These are smaller 14″ pillows. But I love them just as much!

We are almost done with fall, they are calling for snow this weekend. SNOW in OCTOBER. I am moving to Miami. asap.

I think this girl would love Miami. With enough sunscreen.

A sneak peek of the exterior progress on the playhouse. interior sneak peek is here.  Purple oops paint at Home Depot $7. Green oops paint at Lowe’s $3. Making my exterior paint job $10! As soon as hubby fixes the front step (give or take the snow this weekend) I will have tons of pictures to share.

September 2, 2011

more patchwork pillows

Filed under: Sewing Pillows,Tons of other stuff made with fabric — perrymoffitt @ 10:21 pm

I am paying my babysitter this week in homemade pillows. I fell in love with them while I was making them. I wish I wasn’t sending them away.

Even though I kicked these out fast I spent a few extra minutes and added some top stitching…

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