Perry Moffitt

September 5, 2009

Pinwheel quilt with flowers on back

dear god that is an original title. almost as good as “vanilla ice cream, in a bowl” .

Anyway- I finished the pinwheel quilt last night. This darn quilt has been in process for way too long. I think I made the pinwheel squares more than 8 months ago. But the flip side of this is I am finishing all the stuff that has been stacked on top of my fabric stash- preventing me from making new stuff.

I hung it upside down for this picture, the fat white border is actually at the top…


I tried a little applique on the back side, which I love;


I was inspired by a McCalls quilting magazine that had a template for the flower petals. It also had vines and leaves but who can be bothered with that?  I hurried a little and didn’t do a yellow flower like I planned, I miss it a little. But not enough to put it on now. Only 2 more WIP’s to do …

June 7, 2009

pinwheel quilt

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I did something wretched to my shoulder and cannot wait for the day I can use both hands to drive, type, sew etc.

Before my incapacitation I finished this quilt top from pinwheels I sewed this past winter. summer time vibrant- and matches the lilies and zinnias and columbine in the garden…


working on a unique back for this, stay tuned.

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January 12, 2009

New Squares

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I am only using the brightest colors possible these days in my sewing. I blame the cold weather and that white on beige quilt I just finished.


I finally committed to something with a huge stack of triangles I cut early in the fall. I used some of them on my previously mentioned zig zag quilt. And the rest of the triangle stash on these blocks.


Most of the fabric came from the fat quarter shopping binge at the Maine Quilt show. Where I was feeling very cheerful it seems.

Did I mention how cold it is? and how it gets dark so early? and how I hate taking pictures indoors? Well, until it stays light later, there will be mediocre pictures on this here website…



I made 16 of these joyously colored pinwheels. I think they are destined to be a twin sized quilt.

UPDATE: finished quilt here

November 19, 2007

Wedding Lap Quilt, 6 months late

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At least I can reveal one secret project. This happy couple got married 6 months ago and I was sewing the binding in the few moments before they arrived for dinner last night.

I found it hard to make burgundy and green (the brides request) to not look like christmas, but since it took 6 months to make, it is just in time for the holidays.

The groom has an amazing quilt from his family on their bed, so instead of trying to compete with that, I went with a lap quilt for the couch. I ended up a little smaller than I had originally planned, but they seemed happy. Maybe it is just ’cause they are happy all around. Did I mention they brought the most delish homemade apple cider??? Nicest folks ever. They will be mortified I put their picture up, I might have to blur their faces…



September 10, 2007

2 new baby quilts

I have decided to stop buying fabric for a while and use what I already have. I am pretty fond of this quilt. I love that the Kaffe flowers stand out with very little fabric. I also enjoy the quilt pattern, I invented it to accommodate the red fabric which was only skinny remnants from Jules’s quilt. Fast, easy, lovely.

I was itching to do an appliqué on the center square but couldn’t find the right inspiration before I had to take it to the Maternal Wellness Center on Saturday (where these are both on sale, hint, hint) .

The red one I like a little less. It turned out to be an exercise in screwed up measurements and I used every last thread of the cherry fabric, , one inch less and I would have been forced to added another print entirely. I also think the blue clashes. Those are itty-bitty crabs in case you can’t see them. I used them on my brother-in-law’s quilt so I could say “you have crabs in your bed”. A funny joke for a college freshman, probably not as funny for a crib quilt.

The only saving grace, in my opinion, is the red blanket binding. I think the key to blanket binding is a darker color, last time I used pink blanket binding and the print showed right through, not the case for the red.



May 18, 2007

Jacob and Donnell’s quilt

I get so inspired looking at all these sewing and crafty blogs at my desk all day, sneaking peaks between phone calls. I figure I better start to share the hurried creations I make after work and on the weekends. I started this quilt with the pinwheel squares and didn’t really love it. When I found the lizard fabric deep in my fabric stash I knew it would draw it together a little better. I still don’t love the quilt on the whole but I keep looking back the picture and liking it more.

The happy couple sent the nicest thank you note, how nice of them to lie. I am sure it clashes with everything. next time, 4 patterns of one color and no crazy rainbows.

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