Thursday, May 8, 2014

WIP and May Goals

So last month I was feeling a little depressed and didn't get much done except some blocks for various things. 
I think if the sun comes out more I will get my needed Vitamin D and can sew more, it has been so rainy and cold here, we turned off the heating and for a while we didn't even have hot water (we use solar for our hot water, so there was like a week were I didn't get to take a shower).
But this month I need to get in action, and the last 2 days I have seen sunshine, yippee...
I still need to make 4 suitcases, the first 1 is still in this stage.
upcycling an old pair of pregnancy over-alls
Then I have decided to tackle a quilt that has over 280 HST's (Half Square Triangles), I got 80 of them done yesterday.

I am using Triangles on a Roll method, have you heard of this?  I am only using 4 fabrics so it made more sense to go this route and I love it so far, you can watch my first experience here.  Now that I have the proper size, Thanks Pat!  I am going to put them out like gangbusters and come back on Monday and I will be giving some of the Triangles on a Roll papers away.
I am going to keep this month simple and try to finish just these 5 things, wish me happiness and also that my son will want to willingly go to Kindergarten so mommy can sew.
Linking to WIP at Freshly Pieced
and A Lovely Year of Finishes May Goals. 
And I just heard about HSTeria, this is awesome, I need the help in making my goals!
HSTeria Quilt Along


  1. Wow - that's a boat load of HSTs! I've never heard of the Triangles on a Roll, but I'm definitely going to look for those ~ thanks for the tip! Can't wait to see how your quilt turns out!

  2. Awesome Mara! Id never heard of that method, I'll have to check it out!

  3. Yay for sunshine and sewing and school!!!! :)

  4. amazing what a difference sunshine can make isn't it? Hope you feel more up-lifted this month, and get your goals made, but more importantly enjoy your sewing :-)

  5. 280 hst's - that will keep you busy. We also use solar hot water but leave the overnight booster on to help cope with our large family.

  6. Mara those old overalls look interesting and I am looking forward to seeing what it looks like when finished. Love to upcycle!

  7. you go girl.. upcycle and boogie on

  8. Thanks for joining in the HSTeria! I love Triangles On A Roll. It's a great way to sew a lot of accurate HSTs at one time.