Perry Moffitt

November 3, 2011

quilting in the dark

I was so excited about this quilt. So SO excited. I have been hoarding this pink and red stash for a while.

I spent a lot of concentration on lining up the point in the 8 piece square. I was pretty pleased with them…

And then I pieced the blocks and something went wrong. Very VERY wrong.

I pride myself as a quilter who can see a quilt and figure out how it is made. It works 9 out of 10 times. With crystal clear hindsight¬† I have done a little research and found the tutorial that might have helped me at Don’t call me Betsy . It doesn’t address the problem I created but I thought I would offer it up if any of you like this quilt and want to do it… better… *sigh*.

I still love it. It is a lot more wonky than I would like, but it reminds me that sitting on the beach and cutting triangles with scissors on my lap will not give me the best start. As nice as it is to cut fabric with my toes in the sand…

I will hopefully get this quilted soon and then I can start this pattern again as the baby clothes quilt I have in mind for a friend. So, I have another chance!

In other news;

My father-in-law is currently building a boat, which is coming along quite nicely if you ask me. He commissioned the boat design more than a year ago and had the design named after his only grand baby (my daughter), Darcy Bryn. He thinks Darcy Bryn is an excellent name for a boat, and I can’t help but agree. Follow his boat building here.

May 19, 2009

Red and Pink Scrap Quilt

Before my fan-tab-o-lus vacation I spent many an hour sewing like a demon to have lots of things for the Lansdowne Arts and Crafts Fair. Which was subsequently rained out, of course. The enrollment $25 seems to have been non-refundable which is kinda lame, but the plus side is my etsy store now has lots of good stuff in it and my new retail outlet; Birthmark is also well stocked for a while.¬† I even managed to make a new quilt to show at the fair, which was so fast and easy it makes me want to whip a couple more out. I had been saving all these little scraps for a mega scrap quilt but the pink and red were just too appealing together…

the birds seem to be popular for baby dresses, hopefully the same holds true for quilts.

il_fullxfull.71043120I am working on a blue and brown quilt for a wedding right now, but who knows if she reads the blog so no pictures until later…

January 30, 2009

pink and red, yummy

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All I can seem to do these days is match new quilts. I can’t seem to finish the other quilts I have started and every time I open my fabric stash something new jumps out. This one is just dying to be made with the perfect red minkee for the back.img_1210

My sister-in-law unwittingly sabotaged my sewing. She gave me the book Twilight for Christmas. I didn’t pick it up until last week, and then I couldn’t put it down, and just happened to go out and get the other 3 books in the series and have spent all my spare time reading the whole series, and then watching a few of the Twilight movie clips on YouTube. I have since hooked my best friend on the books too, which somehow makes the addiction okay. Paul went to Montreal for a week, I had a girls night with a friend, weekend errands and now, 10 days later, I am finally back to making some quilts.

On my to-do list; I cut out over 300 blocks for a scrap quilt which has reduced my scrap bag to practically nothing (!!!!).¬† I have the white baby quilt ready for “stippling” (I just learned that word, but grateful to have it because”quilting” means so much more) . I have the pinwheel quilt top almost done, I have an old tee shirt quilt top waiting in the wings, I found an old baby quilt top that I added a minkee bunny applique to but it needs some eyes and a nose…


And there is a June wedding quilt that I should start thinking about. Geesh!

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