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.

nautical quilt 3

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.

nautical quilt 2

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?


Making 2 more so you can keep one for yourself!


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


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

Filed under: A Lot of Quilts,Blue Quilts — perrymoffitt @ 4:25 pm
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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.



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!


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!



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


This one is an approximation of his brother’s boat;

And a fair guess at his father’s boat;IMG_1011


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”



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


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


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!



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

May 23, 2014

Music Pillows

Filed under: Sewing Pillows — perrymoffitt @ 4:57 pm

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.


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


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.



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



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.


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!


notting hill dress



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!


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



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?


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!


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

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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