Author Archives: Lisa in Port Hope

Postcards not Perfection

This is a post to share my mostly finished Postcard from Sweden quilt, joining Sandra at mmmquilts for the link up!  Not perfect because it’s not finished and some of the swoops are a little more swoopy than others (my ruler foot did not like the lumps where many triangles joined).   I don’t do a […]

Slow Sunday Stitching

I’m enjoying a few minutes of quiet today with my coffee and stitching down the binding on these placemats. The backstory is that I purchased a partially finished set of rows of vintage broken dishes blocks from Etsy several years ago. I was disappointed to see the amount of staining on the fabrics, so I […]

Frolic finish

My sea and sand (well, actually lake and sand) quilt is finished. A friend of mine recently bought a house, so this will be packaged up and sent off as a house warming gift. Pattern is Frolic by Bonnie Hunter. Photo taken at the beach in Cobourg, Ontario, in 2019. Finished size 63″ square Watn […]

Another Quilt Along

Yes, I’m in again.  Sandra from mmmquilts put out the call for a Postcard from Sweden quilt along.  I dug through my  computer files to confirm I had a copy of the pattern, and got started.  I don’t know why I started at the bottom–I have these 6 rows down and the rest of the […]

Mystery Season

Like many of you, I am a huge fan of Bonnie Hunter and her mystery quilts. Every December, she posts steps to make something awesome. However, since I am not usually a fan of her colours, I like to change them up. This year the photos of rhododendron she shared (which is not hardy in […]

Mystery 2021 Rhododendron

Firstly, rhododendrons don’t grow in Ontario–well, I think there are some in the botanical garden in Hamilton, but not in my part.  So while I could have switched to peonies, or roses, I decided to go with the season of making and baking–Christmas.  Classic red and green, yellow green, and periwinkle blue. In case you […]

DNA mini quilt

As an engineer and being a bit geeky (I was geeky before geeky was cool, you know), I jumped at the chance to pattern test the Helix quilt pattern from Flying Parrot Quilts. Extremely well written pattern and I made 4 of the 4-inch blocks using some of my favourite green scraps for the base […]

Tulip Applique Quilt Finish

Once I start quilting a quilt, I like to leave my machine set up for it, so other projects go on hold.  Unfortunately these days the Singer 301, used mainly for piecing (also excels at bagmaking with the direct-drive motor) is under my work laptop, so it has been sleeping,  but some diligent effort brought […]

Another comes to light

That is, another work-in-progress has been unearthed.  Inspired by some instagram shares from others, I dug out the instructions for the Coming Home quilt (pattern by Sarah Fielke) and figured out what to cut out.  I had finished the second border but because I hadn’t decided on the third, I waffled on the colours to […]

Garden Saturday

Thankfully, my tomatoes survived the cool nights last weekend. Enough that this Scotia has set some fruit. I have several heritage varieties and one or two standard, all grown from seed. This is Indian River, I’ve never seen a double flower on a tomato like this. Allium is finishing and the columbine are adding some […]