Author Archives: Lisa in Port Hope

Too Many WIP

The warmer weather meant removing the old duvet (poly filled storebought) from our bed and exchanging it for a lighter combination of blanket and crocheted cover (which I call an afghan).  Which of course reminded me of the quilt I started at Glamp Stitchalot in 2015 intended for our king-size bed.  With a few evenings […]

A Summer Quilt

I treated myself quite well for Mothers Day this year.   After all, I know exactly what I want.   So despite not needing too start another quilt, I purchased the Summer Sampler quilt subscription from Freshly Pieced.  The first block is released today. For fabrics, I decided to use this lovely deep blue for […]

Modern Butterfly quilt – TGIFF

Welcome to TGIFF for May 12, 2017! Today I am sharing what is my oldest work-in-progress no longer. Thanks so much to the Carmine group, Simply Solids bee. This was an all-Canadian hive, organized by Erin at Sew at Home Mummy. The mandate was modern design, using all solids fabrics. Blocks made in 2013, handquilted […]

A purple one-hour basket 

Although because I make these from scraps, they take a lot longer than an hour.  When I was making the scrappy blocks for my #bigquiltbee quilt, I sewed together the narrowest pieces –strings–and set aside. Pulling them out and trimming, it didnt take long to make up 3 of the 4 panels I need to […]

#bigquiltbee wrapped in love

All done and off to Canadian Quilters Association to join 999 other quilts made for Ronald McDonald Houses of Canada. Free motion quilted with Aurifil thread in an easy heart/loop/swirly flower pattern. Previous posts: Slab Blocks for Canada’s 150th And then there were 24 Linking up to TGIFF with Leanne at Devoted Quilter and to […]

Slow stitching everyday

I’ve been slowly working my way around the binding of my Modern Butterfly quilt and loving the bright and bold prints I used on the backing. Of course I didn’t have a half-metre for binding in my solids box, then I remember the 4 metres of grey Freespirit solid I had purchased last year in […]

Random things on Wednesday

Some things I have loved doing and seeing over that past few weeks. Snowshoeing in Haliburton — this was the last week of March, about 6 degrees Celsius (hence no coats), to enjoy the last of the winter. Biking on the Easter long weekend. My husband and I walked about 5 miles on Sunday and […]

Play time

Because my income taxes are done for 2016, and I’m going to get a refund! (wait, that’s my money anyway) I maxed out my RRSP contributions this year, which I really should make more of an effort to do, for that day soon in 10 or 12 years when I can stay home and sew […]

A Pink Partridge

I have tried to keep up with cutting out the Jolly Little Christmas blocks (free sew along from Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts), so that whenever I have a free moment I can sew a few seams.  The Partridge in a Pear Tree was fiddly to start, but came together nicely as long as you […]

I can do this! (Q2 in the Finish-A-Long)

I just love how this Modern Butterfly quilt is turning out (ok, actually I’m not completely happy with the gray block over there on the right, but as a whole the quilt works.  And those little imperfections make it more interesting, say I.)  At 11 pm EDT on April 2 when the Q1 finishes were […]