Hazel’s Diary Quilt: Aunt Ruby’s Choice (Block 7)

After posting a picture a few days ago of Aunt Ruby’s Choice, Block 7 in Hazel’s Diary Quilt, I decided to make a change. I replaced the triangles in the outermost row with the subtle black and white swirly print you see here:

I’m much happier with the block now. Why? I think I used too much of the floral fabric in the earlier version. The block had too much going on in it. The red Sawtooth Star is more prominent in this version and the bright yellow seems to be holding its own against the floral print. Take a look at both versions and tell me if you agree:

Lest you think the block has too much black in it now, let me point out that it will have 3″ white sashing strips all around it and a red scalloped edge. That will soften the black considerably.

I’ve also been working on Block 8, Domestic Bliss. The appliqué is prepped and ready to go:

I made some changes to the appliqué design, mainly because of those fussycut corners, and I think I’m going to love the result.




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7 Responses to Hazel’s Diary Quilt: Aunt Ruby’s Choice (Block 7)

  1. Nancy Smith says:

    I really love the changes you made to Block #7! The whole thing just pops with color now! I hope you’ll post it once the white sash and red scallops are added.

  2. Helen says:

    Love the change it sure pops now

  3. Reigh says:

    You are such a perfectionist, my dear! It does look better with the more subtle fabric. Love the new block, too!

  4. Colleen says:

    Ditto! As always your taste is excellent.

  5. Jeanne says:

    Good change to block #7. The colors remind me of Mary Engelbreit artwork.

  6. Jo Ann Janes says:

    I really love what you are doing .

  7. Diane says:

    Nubs, you are the best! Your instincts are spot on.

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