Author Archives: LRStrand

100 Face Masks

Last week, I responded to a call for volunteers to make face masks. On Wednesday, I received everything I needed to make 100 masks — fabric, nonwoven fusible interfacing, twill tape and thread — donated by the fabric store I … Continue reading

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A New Blog

Yesterday, I launched a new WordPress blog called “Living in the Time of Coronavirus.” I had wanted to call it “Life in the Time of Coronavirus,” but that name was already taken. Anyway, now that I am on standby status … Continue reading

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French Star

The quilt top made from my French fabric is done. The color palette is very different from something that I would normally choose. But as I mention in my post of January 5, when I was shopping in Paris, I … Continue reading

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My Pattern Line

At Sew Expo this weekend, my pattern line debuted at the Pacific Fabrics booth. I had previously offered them at my Craftsy page. But then in 2017, Craftsy was purchased by NBCUniversal and rebranded as Bluprint. At that time, all … Continue reading

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Knitty Bear

Yesterday was the first non-rainy weekend day in quite awhile. So I took the opportunity to walk down to the salon for my hair appointment. According to my map app, it was a distance of 3.7 miles. Totally doable. So … Continue reading

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So Many Rosettes

Since I first posted about making Grandmother’s Flower Garden rosettes just over two years ago, I’ve been working steadily, first piecing individual rosettes, then putting them together into what will eventually become a queen-size quilt. The other day when I … Continue reading

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Variations on a Kitty Block

Some time ago, I made three Kitty blocks using Elizabeth Hartman’s design. Then I made five additional versions. A couple weeks ago, I finally got around to putting them together into a small quilt, but I needed one more for … Continue reading

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