Creative Oozings #25 – Progress, Actually and WIP Wednesday

I’ve never done this before:

So that’s a Thing right there.  I hope I did it right.  Work’s been quiet recently so I’ve been doing quite a lot of sewing instead.  How did I do that with an apparently broken sewing machine?  Well, turned out that the problem wasn’t the machine, it was my walking foot.  As long as I don’t want to quilt anything, I can sew to my heart’s content.  And speaking of hearts, I’ve finally made a major leap forward with a major project, the project that kind of kicked all this off:

All The Hearts

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Creative Oozings #15 – Coin Stack, Heart Attack and Retail Therapy

So it’s been a while, but I haven’t been completely idle!  I’ve been away and then busy with work, but I have squeezed a few crafty things in here and there.  Below is the little coin stack top I made:

Coin stack

I bought a big budget pack of charm squares and some marble charm squares and made this up quite quickly (for me!)  It was originally going to be a quillow, but in the end I decided that it was fine as a regular quilt.  I’m annoyed that my “coins” don’t line up exactly, but it’s quite fun anyway.  I have some red starry fleece to back it with, I just need to get on and baste and quilt it.  It’s a good size for a baby quilt at ~ 36″ by 48″, and people keep having babies at me at the moment so it seems a good idea to make up some appropriate quilts!  I don’t really hold with gender stereotyping of colours, but this does feel more like a boy’s quilt than a girl’s quilt.  Mind you, depends on the child!

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Creative Oozings #7 – Wedding Quilt

I’ve always been of the opinion that wedding lists (indeed, wishlists in general), are really only for use by people who don’t actually know the couple (or person) especially well.  And also to prevent couples from ending up with five identical toasters from well-meaning distant relatives.  Thus, when my sister announced she was getting married, I started plotting something a bit more personal, something not stocked by John Lewis – a hand-made Wedding quilt.

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