Author Archives: LRStrand

The Saga of the Sweater

It only took just under 3 years and 9 months. I first posted about this project on April 30, 2015, with updates on November 6, 2016, September 14, 2017, and April 13, 2018. This past week, because of being pretty … Continue reading

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“Plan B” Crib Quilt

My latest submission to Project Linus: This is a crib-size version of “Plan B” from Save the Scraps by Gayle Bong. In reducing the number of blocks, I had to recalculate the number of 2″ scrappy squares I would need. … Continue reading

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Linus Quilt #2: Green Pinwheels

Earlier this week, I finished the second quilt top destined for Project Linus. Based on “Summer Breezes” from Scrap-Basket Surprises by Kim Brackett, I made a few changes. Some of the fabric remnants I wanted to use were narrower than … Continue reading

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On to the Next

Yesterday, I sewed the border on the Perkiomen Valley quilt. I even used up the last of a small piece of fabric, so my bin of brown, tan, orange, and yellow is every so slightly depleted. (It’s the small piece … Continue reading

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Raiding My Fabric Stash

Since I started quilting, some 35 years ago, I’ve preferred to make quilts of my own design. But recently, I decided to embark on a new course of action. I have a pretty extensive library of quilt books, collected during … Continue reading

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Up, Up, and Away

Yesterday, for my birthday, Tim and I went for a ride in a hot air balloon. Back when I worked in Woodinville, every summer I would see them floating over the valley. Somewhere along the way, I decided it would … Continue reading

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My Kind of Florals

Last weekend, I was in Portland, Oregon, for Spring Quilt Market. In addition to meeting up with several of my freelance clients, I took the opportunity to peruse the new offerings from the various fabric companies with an eye towards … Continue reading

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