W.I.P. Wednesday {6.20.12}

Is anyone else struggling with finding time to sew this summer?  It seems like there is always some place to go or something to do that keeps getting in the way of my sewing time!  I’m not really complaining though because I do love summer:  watching my son play baseball (the BLACK THUNDER went undefeated this year :-)), hanging out at the pool, time at the parks, cookouts, etc.  It almost seems sinful to spend too much time indoors, so I end up sewing mostly at night after the little one is in bed.

I have not gotten a lot done this week on “my” sewing (check out my son’s quilt here!) but I have made a little progress.

I am caught up on my First Saturday Blocks. 

This last one has been my favorite so far, probably because I love the color combo so much.

I also finally received my shop kit for the Women of Courage BOM and completed the first month’s blocks.  The colors are so warm and even prettier in person.

More information on this BOM can be found here


I still have 3 spots open if you are interested in joining the Women of Courage BOM.  The cost is $25.00/month (plus shipping – international members accepted!!) and runs for 12 months.  Just email me at amanda@materialgirlquilts.com if you would like to sign up.

Another thing I have accomplished this week is the quilting on this adorable baby quilt that was pieced by my friend’s mother before she passed away. 

Her appliqué and piecing is so tidy!  I almost didn’t want to quilt it for fear of messing it up. 

I think those animals are just so cute and her embroidery is perfect! 

She already had the backing and batting selected.  I’m not used to using a polyester batting, it is much “fluffier” than cotton.  But that will make it even more wonderful for one of her future great-grand kids who will be lucky enough to receive this wonderful heirloom. 

I have decided to make the binding scrappy from some scraps I had in my stash. 

I hope the family will be pleased with the end product.  It was a pleasure to do the quilting on such a wonderfully made quilt.

One last thing that I was able to get done in the last week involves organizing my sewing room (and finding an awesome table on Craigslist to use as my new sewing table!!).  After re-arranging and removing some other furniture, below is my new view from the sewing machine. 

This makes me even happier when I sew :-). I will post more about the sewing room re-do once I’ve made a little more progress.

Don’t forget to head over to Freshly Pieced to see what everyone else is working on!

Also, check out this week’s featured bloggers on the Let’s Get Acquainted Blog Hop.

Tuesday, June 19
    Jennifer from Sewlandia
    Nicole from Mama Love Quilts
Thursday, June 21
    Suzanne from SuzClaas
    Mina from Kindaquilty

The best part of today is Material Girl Quilts FIRST DAY OF SUMMER – ONE DAY SALE!!!  Enter coupon code “SUMMER” at checkout to receive 20% off your purchase!!

Thanks for stopping by!


6 thoughts on “W.I.P. Wednesday {6.20.12}

  1. Thanks for the sale info! Like you, I’m not finding as much time to sew as I’d like, so I’m not sure why I’d be buying more fabric but it’s only once a year, right?

  2. You should see me. I see I have 20 minutes of free time so I pull everything out and get to work! Unfortunately I don’t have my own “space” so to speak so I tend to only sew when I have an hour or more of free time. And that quilt of yours! I can’t imagine how much time you have spent on your blocks. Lining up corners is my least favorite thing about piecing 🙂

    • Yes, I’m lucky to have a designated space for my sewing so that when I do only have 20 minutes I can actually get something accomplished. Matching up corners doesn’t bother me, it is the squaring up of HST’s that sometimes wears me out!

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