Author Archives: Lisa in Port Hope

Cloudy day

But thankfully no rain in the forecast. As I was walking back from my 6 am walk this morning, the only traffic the waste collection team, I reminded myself how fortunate I am to live in a town where I can go for a morning walk safely. (It’ll be even better when the sun is […]

Change of Pace

Hello! I’m going to try to post every day this week to share what I’m working on. Yesterday I started the quilting on my niece’s Tulip Applique quilt. The top had been made by someone else, and I’m not too confident in some of the stitching, so I plan to quilt fairly densely. I started […]

Morewood mystery

At least the top is done. To make it twin size, I added a top and bottom border (deliberately sized larger than in the body) of the arrow and diamond design. I would like to get this quilted before fall. Linking up to the quilt parade at Meadow Mist Designs.

Next project

I am great at starting projects.  This quarter, I am striving to be great at finishing projects.  On my table today:  Kinship baby quilt for burying threads, January bag of the month needs the strap, Beach Ball baby quilt for basting followed by quilting, February bag on the month (oops, that’s a new project!), Frolic […]

Challenging Fabric

We all have done it–walked out of the shop (or opened the squishy envelope at home)–only to put that gorgeous unique fabric on the shelf and not use it. The large motifs of some quilting fabric work for backing or borders–but wait, also for bags! So when I decided to actually make this month’s #bagomc […]

Summer Sampler (TGIFF)

It’s a truth, that I do most of my quilting (as opposed to piecing) in the winter. I started quilting this one last winter, only to put it aside for other projects after we went into Covid lockdown. For a change, I started with the background, and I was very happy with the cone of […]

Mystery Quilting mid-way point

Here we are again, locked down due to the virus-that-must-not-be-named–this time, when I was planning to stay home anyway for the holidays. I’ll be logging in on Monday to check in on the 3 people who are also working, and putting together a proposal for a meeting I have after New Year’s. Leaving lots of […]

Happy Christmas Eve

Wishing you all warmth and happiness as we look forward to a brighter New Year. Enjoy the simple pleasures of Christmas.

Pickled beets

Yes  that time of the year again.  This year I bought 20 pound of beets.  Some were quite small (and finicky to peel) but once the steam had cleared, I had 10 quarts and two leftover beets in the fridge for 3-day pickles. So that I can remember, I am documenting here that I used […]

Mystery Quilt – Frozen Grassy Creek

The release of each clue of Bonnie Hunter’s (Quiltville Quips and Snips) annual mystery is a time of excitement for quilters around the world. I much prefer to use my own colours, so instead of the fall leaves of Grassy Creek, I am trying to evoke a winter scene with purples and blues. I am […]