Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Circle Quilts.....in progress

These circle quilts are also known as...

Pumpkin Seed


Orange Peel

Four of the Harlan Quilters have caught circle fever

and every Monday we make more circles!

We are beginning to seam the circles together

to create smaller units which will eventually be

stitched together into the entire quilt top.

 4 patch stitched together...

The acrylic template has all of the measurements 

you need for marking the circles for stitch lines, etc.

the next step is to stitch down all the curved seed shapes.

When this quilt top is done the entire quilt is done...

no binding and all of the quilting is done!

More to Come...

Everything is Better when it is Quilted,

The Harlan Valley Quilters

Friday, January 22, 2016

Comfort Quilts...

The Harlan Valley Quilters gathered together

to create a special comfort quilt 

for one of our neighbors.

Many hands make light work...

Here we are....all cozy tying

Every one of us has a special fondness for tying

Tying brings us close together...

away from the hum of the sewing machines...

nothing but scissors and thread and needles...

we usually converse about 

the recipient of the comfort quilt...

Luckily, our younger members...

 can reach to the center of the quilt!

We discuss future comfort quilt projects...

and we bond together in a circle of care

 for our community.

Kathi sews on the binding.

The label is sewn on the back.

Quilt Front.....107 inches square

Close Up View.....Disappearing 9 patch pattern

Back Art....we used whatever we had to create the backing.

Created by the hands and hearts of

the Harlan Valley Quilters

May this quilt bring you comfort and peace


Everything is Better when it is Quilted,

The Harlan Valley Quilters
Harlan, Oregon

Monday, January 11, 2016

Winter Quilt Retreat 2016.....Part 2

Here are images from the last part of the week

during our Winter Quilt Retreat...

We all caught......Circle Fever!

Kathi's 1930's Circles

Loni's Kaffee Fassett Circles

Kathi has batting circles cut

Kathi is piecing her circle sandwiches

Kathi's circles turned right side out...

they look like pancakes!

Kathi's stack of circles

Loni is stitching her circle sandwiches...

Linda is cutting 1930's fabric circles

Linda's circles...

ready to make into sandwiches with batting.

Yes, I caught circle fever too!

I have collected depression era fabrics for more than 20 years.

It is good to get them into a quilt!

Kathi's pancake pile is getting taller....

This was a great winter retreat for us!

A FULL WEEK of non stop stitching.

We will be back at it on Monday...

More to Come!

Everything is Better when it is Quilted,

The Harlan Valley Quilters

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Winter Quilt Retreat 2016.....Part 1

The Harlan Valley Quilters gathered together

for our Annual Winter Quilt Retreat

7 enthusiastic Quilters under 1 roof for a week!

Linda is piecing her Double Wedding Ring Quilt

Loni is assembling her Orange Peel/Pumpkin Seed 

Cutting the Circles with a template

Lita is piecing her apple core quilt...

Lita also pieced a few baby quilt tops.

Betty is working on a sawtooth star quilt...

Santa surprised Betty with a new Bernina 350PE 

Kathi is also working on a circle quilt

Kathi brought along her hand piecing project...

Grandmothers Flower Garden

I am working on my Double Wedding Ring Quilt

Linda and I both completed the piecing 

our our DWR quilt tops!

Yes, of course, we celebrated!

We celebrated with Bubbly and Baked Brie

More retreat FUN to come...

Everything is Better when it is Quilted,

The Harlan Valley Quilters