Author Archives: Lisa in Port Hope

Comfort quilt

I love sharing my work with others, and although I tried to resist, I just had to start the #comfortquiltqal (on instagram). After all, I already had the book, and loads of scraps. It was relatively easy to find enough brights to make the large blocks–choosing all colours of the rainbow, although not evenly distributed, […]


Saturday was rainy so I was able to spend some quality time with fabric and thread when there was actually daylight coming through the window! I need to remember that as it gets into warmer days my sewing room also becomes warmer when the sun is out, although usually pleasant in the evening. The mandolin […]

Round and round

I finished the first 3 rounds of my third mandolin quilt English paper piecing project on the weekend. For the next round, I had cut out squares in a turquoise, but I thought they might be too dark, so I went back to my green bin and found this lighter aqua/mint fabric, I think it’s […]

Photo day

Sharing a few photos, a visual of my weekend in Halliburton. I have a free wordpress plan which means limited media storage; I’ve been using Flickr to host photos, but today I see that it has been acquired by Smugmug (never heard of them before this). Will my storage still be free? I am already […]

And a recycled set

Of goals for Q2 in the Finish a Long. Well, that’s not new for me. And as usual, I try to make these goals something that has been hanging around, not the seductive new project which has tempted me. Which means, that almost all of these goals are recycled from last quarter. Tic Tac Toe […]

Seductive Projects

The projects you start and work on when there are other projects waiting patiently for their turn. For me that’s the Bag of the Month club for March and April. March in particular had a lot of pieces to cut out, and a lot of interfacing to fuse in place. I am excited to use […]

Work in progress Thursday

I’ve been flitting from one project to another like a butterfly. It is nice to have my Pfaff back from her trip to my local quilting shop for a general dusting –nothing significant needed but with the amount I sew, it was definitely time at the age of two for a checkup. I finished basting […]

A Summer Quilt Finish

A Summer Solstice quilt that is. Started in a sew-along (geez, what a surprise) in the summer of 2016 with Melissa at Happy Quilting, finally I pieced the top with some narrow sashing in December 2017, and now it’s done! The backing is from FreeSpirit fabrics, picked up for $5/m at the Sarnia fabricland a […]

Haliburton wolf centre visit

I wanted to share somw pictures from our latest visit to the Haliburton Forest Wolf Center. All 10 of the resident wolf pack were enjoying the bright March sunshine outside the one-way glass of the visitor’s center. As a progression of my photography skills, I recently purchased Adobe Lightroom. One of the first things I […]


Happy spring! Although it isn’t too warm yet here in Port Hope, with nighttime temperatures well below freezing and daytime temperatures only a degree or two above zero. It’s almost the end of quarter 1 of the finish a long and I have completed my rhubarb socks. I tried a tubular cast-off and they are […]