Monday, January 9, 2017

Comfort Quilt......Frayed Edge Hearts 2



Day 2


Today we will continue working on the

Sweet Treasures My Love

Frayed Edge Heart Quilt







This is where we left off last month...

16 frayed edge heart blocks completed.






Today we sewed on all of the 

corner triangles

and pieced the blocks together.






Lani is preparing the 

dark blue inner border.






Claudette chose this large print floral

for the final border treatment.






Here is the quilt sandwich basted and 

ready to go under the needle.






It is FUN to see an un-quilted 

close up view...



Then check out what it looks like with a bit

of machine quilting on it:


I was only able to quilt for about a half 

hour today, but I managed to get the 

bottom row quilted.

Next week I will get it 

under the needle again!






Everything is Better when it is Quilted,

The Harlan Valley Quilters


Winter Quilt Retreat.....2017




The Harlan Valley Quilters

spent the week together at our

Annual Winter Retreat @ the Quilt Palace



You can't tell from this photo...

but it is FREEZING!






Kathi brought her star quilt for show 'n tell






Ralph is always so happy to spend

Quilt Retreat with all of the Quilters!






I am working on getting my 

New York Beauty pieced this week...






Lani is adding sashing strips to her

Crazy Quilt Blocks...





Ralph is giving Lani lots of help...






Kathi completed the quilting on her

Jello Printed, Hand Dyed Art Quilt...






Kerri sewed the binding on her 

Hawaii Quilt






Kathi brought her improv pieced art quilt

for show 'n tell






I have half the NYB off the wall

and pieced together...






Linda is cutting strips for a new

1930's quilt project.


There was a lot more going on during

Quilt Retreat Week,

but I was so busy piecing my NYB

I didn't catch it all with the camera.


We are all looking forward to our

next retreat in the Spring!



Everything is Better when it is Quilted,

The Harlan Valley Quilters



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Comfort Quilt......Frayed Edge Hearts 1


We have gathered together to create a

comfort quilt for someone dear to us...

Day 1


We are using this Sweet Treasures pattern:

My Love






The hearts have been cut in 3 sizes...






The hearts are then layered...






The hearts have been stitched 

onto the background...













Triangles are stitched to all the corners...






We are using 16 heart blocks 

for this lap quilt...






By the end of the day...

We have 44 heart blocks in progress.

This will be enough to create 2 lap size quilts

and 1 baby size quilt.


More to Come...


Everything is Better when it is Quilted,

The Harlan Valley Quilters

Friday, October 21, 2016

Quilters Retreat.....October 2016



We gathered together at the Quilt Palace

for a week long Quilt Retreat


Here is how our week went...



Ralph, the Quilt Palace Cat, 

greeted everyone as they

came through the door...





Linda put the border on her 

French General Quilt






Kathi started piecing an improv quilt...





a modern line of fabrics...






Lani is beginning a dresden plate quilt

with Kaffe Fassett Fabrics









On Wednesday we had a Tea Party...


One Lump or Two?





Bottom's Up!











Tea Party Treats






Raise your Tea Cup!






The Harlan Valley Quilters



Kathi shows off her fish prints:


Printed with real fish




















Octopus prints on fabric



Donna and Kathi pull out the rubber fish

and the paints and have a play:





































They had lots of FUN with FISH!





Donna shows off her vintage Flower Garden top




Friday we had a 























What a great week!


Everything is Better when it is Quilted,

The Harlan Valley Quilters