Author Archives: LRStrand

Super Nova

I finally uploaded a new pattern to my Craftsy store. Looking back through previous blog posts, I found out that I started on this last summer. About six months later, I was in the midst of quilting it. If I’d … Continue reading

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Trimmed and Pressed

This afternoon, I spent some time hand stitching together some pieces for the next block in what may end up being a sampler quilt. It’s more English paper piecing, but not such small pieces as the last block I worked … Continue reading

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Tiny Stars

Several days ago, I finished piecing together the Tiny Star Pieces. A few days later, I sewed them into their block. The next block I’m hand piecing has pieces nearly as small, and more of them.  

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My New Tote Bag

Some time ago, I set aside the fabric to make a tote bag. Today, I finally made it. Some of the fabric was left over from a shirt I made for my husband. We had been on a day trip … Continue reading

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Digging into My Stash of Embroidery Floss

It’s been years since I did any embroidery. I first picked it up when I was about 11 or 12. My oldest sister was into it; I probably started to do it to emulate her, but then discovered that I … Continue reading

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Back to the Studio

Now that the weather has begun to warm up, I’ve moved my sewing machine back out to my studio. I’m not sure when I moved my sewing machine into the house, but I think it may have been in November. … Continue reading

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A (Nearly) Empty Spool

For as much as I hand-quilt, you might think I use a lot of thread. However, this is only the second spool of thread that I can recall using up. That spool originally had 250 yards of thread on it. … Continue reading

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