Author Archives: happenings on chaos ranch

Quilted Potholders — Piecing Improv

I was baking cornbread for dressing on Thanksgiving and burned my hand on the cast iron skillet as I pulled it out of the oven.  My potholder was basically worn out, not to mention it was old and nasty looking.  … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  May your day be filled with love and gratitude!

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Fourteen Year Old Quilt in Progress

I started this quilt for my oldest granddaughter fourteen years ago!  I showed the main, center portion to her mother at her baby shower.  I had intended to finish it before she was born, but I apparently put it away … Continue reading

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Hubby’s Quilt!

Last weekend, I got to go to a quilt retreat!  I used to go to several a year.  Now, I’m extremely lucky to get to go to one or two a year.  This was my second retreat this year and … Continue reading

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Some of my Supplies for the Pink Hex Quilt

I never really told you how I was actually doing the preparation work for the blocks.  If you aren’t familiar with hand piecing, this may be interesting, if you are a hand piecer, maybe you’ll find some new supplies to … Continue reading

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My New Needles

fabulous needles!   I had been trying all of the different needles I have on hand to piece these hexagon blocks — betweens, straw, sharp, milliner — you name it, I tried it.  I finally settled on using a Richard … Continue reading

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Pink Hex Block Three done!

This week has been delightfully busy with the visit of my friend Catherine!  We explored several quilt shops, an art gallery and various restaurants over three days.  We cleaned a bit in my storage shed, visited my mom, watched one … Continue reading

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Pink Hex Block Two done!

I finished this one last night.  Two done, eight full ones to go.  Then there are the four partial blocks before putting them together with the background.  I’ve started block three.  More to come! If you missed seeing the first … Continue reading

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First Pink Hex Flower

I finished hand piecing the first  flower for the pink hexagon quilt on Wednesday afternoon.  I started it Monday night.  I sewed a little on Monday and Tuesday, but did most of the work on Wednesday when I really should have been doing … Continue reading

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Quilt for Hubby — in progress!

I started this quilt at my last quilt retreat earlier this year.  While visiting my son and grandchildren last month, I had about a week to work on it some more.  The pictures were taken with my iPad, so they aren’t … Continue reading

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