Author Archives: Lisa in Port Hope

Squares and Triangles

I have a confession to make. I started another new project. I saw many pretty Mandolin Quilt blocks popping up in my Instagram and blog feeds, so I have jumped in. The first set of papers I cut out by hand, then I found a Canadian supplier (Eagles Wings Quilts) and ordered enough for at […]

The Podium Bag (A finish)

Well folks, I did it! I met my goal for 2018 of making some bags (or at least one) by completing January’s Bag of the Month, a pattern by ChrisW Designs. I would have actually completed this in January if the rivets I had ordered had come in sooner. I has some challenges installing them, […]

The quilting continues

So many thread ends. Switching thread colours to match the fabrics made sense, I thought. But now as I approach the end of the quilting, I am not looking forward to working in all those ends. Usually I remember to take a few close stitches at the beginning and end, but sometime I don’t, plus […]

Stocking up (Sunday Stash)

Not that I was running out or anything, but two visits to two different Fabricland locations netted a nice assortment of fabric. Firstly the Oshawa location with some colourful half metre cuts. I felt the need to add more prints with multi colours, and the seahorses (Under the Sea by Jo Lynch) looked usable even […]

Let the bag making commence

I certainly have made bags before, and I’m usually bad about exactly following a pattern, so this post is to document all the changes I have made to the Podium Bag, which is January’s pattern for the bag of the month club. At least so far. First off, I hadn’t checked the printout size, but […]

Aim High

Yeehah! Time to link up my ambitions for finishes in Q1 of 2018. When I filled out the projects page in my new Quilters Planner, I realized I had started 4 quilts in 2018 and finished 4, so that is not a good prediction of being able to reduce the backlog. So here is my […]

A Personal Sewing Retreat

I dither over sashing and finishing often. Doesn’t everyone? So to focus on assembling some quilt tops over a weekend felt like a huge accomplishment. At the beginning of December we had a week at our shared ownership cottage, but between work and musical commitments, my husband and I overlapped by a day but we […]

My favourite makes for 2017

Last year, I made a list of my top 5 projects, so I though I should do the same this year. Some of these were high visit posts–and some were not, but nevertheless are my favourite makes from the year. Quilt finish Hands down, my Modern Butterfly quilt finished in May. Right now draped across […]

2018 Planning party

I’ve done this review and look ahead for two years now, here is the link for 2017 . So what is up for 2018? I moved (was told to move) to a new group, albeit in the same department, in March of this past year, which after the shock wore off and I got to […]

On ringo lake continues

Step #5 of the mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter continues with another set of flying geese. This time I diverged from the directions to make these using the four-at-a-time method. A few here, a few there, and by Christmas night only a few left to make. We didn’t get the amount of snow called for […]