Showing posts from August, 2020

Liable to be Labeled

Puffed Up Productions is the perfect brand name for a quilt-maker. When did I come up with the concept of Puffed Up Productions? Back when I was writing PR for a bunch of artists. So many defunct blogs ago... Puffery will at least get you out of bed in the morning and down to the sewing machine.  

Pink Puffery

Hugo says the quilt smells light and floral, with citrusy topnotes. I wanted to give up on this Pink Puffery Quilt every time I sat down with it at the old green Singer 185J, but I just kept telling myself to wait until it was bound and washed before quitting. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’– Next time I’m either going to hand quilt or send the quilt top out to a professional long arm machine. I love the designing and piecing aspect of quilt-making but not the actual quilting part. I’m going to experiment more with walking feet though; maybe I’ll find one that works on my machine. Hugo loves this one and so do I; I just wouldn’t want an experienced quilter to judge it! The perfect hound dog-sized quilt. Note the pinkness of it all.  

The Power of the Pin

For this Pink Puffery quilt (which I started immediately after The Pucker Up Quilt, before even sweeping up any scraps off the ground or otherwise cleaning the craft room) I used PINS! After "nestling" without pins on my first quilt, and subsequently losing points and accuracy in the name of speed, I decided to take two minutes more per row and pin those freaking nestles in place.

Pucker Up

Pucker Up Quilt, finished! Bound, washed, and ready for a nap. This is my second favorite quilt now, close runner up to the feedsack patchwork I bought at Goodwill for $3 thirty years ago, and which looks like it was sewn together with baling wire by Mammy Yokum after more than a few stiff slugs of moonshine. I must have a type! Can’t wait to  get started on the next one! This was super fun. Thank you Miss Melody Miller for orchestrating such a wonderful team of design whizzes. 

Puffery Will Get You Everywhere

Scrap Heap. It all began with a pile of color. I obtained this pile through shopping online with Amazon, after becoming enamored of Rifle Paper Company fabric. I noticed it was manufactured by a brand called Cotton + Steel so I began searching for fabric by that company. When old business cards foretell the name of your new quilting brand! Blessรจd art thou who loves color!