Perry Moffitt

December 23, 2012

Love Pillows, I really do love pillows.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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September 2, 2011

more patchwork pillows

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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…

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.

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