Perry Moffitt

October 21, 2012

Purple and Green Lattice Wedding Quilt

I tend to not use patterns. I do the rough math and adjust to make larger or smaller. This time I thought I was going to do a Queen size quilt.

 

But I had started with around 80 hand cut diamonds and when I picked this pattern I was faced with having to cut around 140 more to make a big quilt.

Time was running short and then I looked at the bride’s registry. Even though she asked for a purple and green quilt, all the rest of the bedding was red. So, I gave my self permission to go the easy route. Couch quilt!

I asked my husband if we could just give them cash and keep the quilt.

But he says he already told them about the quilt. Phooey.

August 1, 2012

WIP Purple and Green Diamond Quilt

A month from tomorrow my husband’s sister is getting married and my guest room has a HUGE pile of crafty things growing and growing and growing for the event. More on that later.
I stepped away from that wedding to work on a quilt for an October wedding who requested purple and green. A sneak peak of the progress.

I am working without a pattern, just some rough math and graph paper and almost 200 purple diamonds. I am loving the diamonds these days. Starting with this baby quilt and then the  pink and red pillows I feel like a pro at cutting diamonds.

2″ green sashing and I am loving the result! It has taken almost 2 weeks to get to this point, where I have sewn half the top. It might be a while before I can call this baby done.

July 31, 2010

Rainbow Diamond quilt

ten years ago I was in my final semester of undergrad. I did an amazing study abroad program and had 2 roommates. I hit it off with Christy and we spent a lot of time sitting in our room being “grandmas” according to our 3rd roommate. She lent me the first Harry Potter book to read and inspired me to try to knit (um, that didn’t stick, sorry). I, in turn, taught her how to do black and white film developing. I never really continued with photography as a hobby after that semester, meanwhile, Christy has turned it into a career. And godammit she is freakin’ good at it! Really click that link- you won’t regret it.  I am almost embarrassed to put up my pictures!

I got to see her after too many years apart this weekend and we compared husbands and dogs and babies… and I brought her this for her toddler. I won’t lie, It was hard to give up. I love every little bit of it!

even the penguins on the back!

July 19, 2010

More Rainbows!

I am trying to make a baby quilt in a hurry for an old friend and her darling baby who we are seeing on vacation next week. It is fun revisiting some of these fabrics, I have had some of these scrap triangles for ten years, just waiting for the right project. It felt like I had pulled out millions of triangles, but when I laid out this pieced top  I was  disappointed in the smallness. In my mind’s eye this was going to be big enough for a toddler bed but it is currently too small to be a baby quilt. Even though the triangles were mostly half of a 5.5″ square the finished squares ended up being 4″ . I think I have to add at least 2 rows to the long side. And a ginormous border. Of red? of white? of a rainbow polka-dot?

I loved doing this pattern with Lauren’s quilt, but those triangles were bigger and maybe more forgiving? I am having a hard time making clean points with such small triangles. Such is the nature of slightly wonky scraps.

****update*** finished quilt here

And a picture of the darling baby.  She learned how to roll from her back to her front this weekend. And then when she gets there- cries in frustration that she is stuck on her belly. It must be tough to be a baby 🙂

October 2, 2008

Super fast Scrap Quilt

When I say super fast, I mean that if you spent more than 20 minutes at a time working on it you could get in done very fast. It took me a couple weeks, but only because there was so much other stuff lurking near my sewing machine.

The fat border is also the backing and from an old Ikea duvet cover that I never used.

It is a present for Lauren. If only she would get me her mailing address so I could send it to her! Hint! Hint!

August 12, 2008

Inspired by the quilt show

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This is the piecing for a quilt I am hoping to get done soon. The weather has been way too beautiful to stay inside and sew.  I have been moving wood piles and pulling ivy instead. August and 70 degrees, heaven!

How easy is this pattern? I can’t believe I haven’t done it before. And it is quite the stash buster too! I tend to horde blues, because I love them so much. But this helped me get rid of some weird ones that were always a shade off. The center lighter diamond has fabric from the great “vintage sheet swap” which I loved participating in!I have many plans for this pattern. I have already started a green & blue stack…

Better pictures after I get the top sewn!

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