It’s a Keeper

When I left for Quilt Camp on Sunday I took only one project: Hazel’s Diary Quilt, the sampler quilt that I began in January.  I had two of nine blocks left to make. Both blocks got made — to be shown in my next post — but I also added the scalloped red frame to one of the earlier blocks, Coal Miner’s Granddaughter.

Friends, it took hours and hours but I am pretty happy with the outcome:

The block measures 18½” square but set on point, as in the photo above, it measures about 25″ at its widest.

In case you didn’t know, that scalloped red frame is done by needleturn appliqué. I followed the directions of designer Shelly Pagliai in her tutorial That Scalloped Red Frame, posted in 2015 while she was teaching her quilt design as a Block of the Month for the Kansas City Star.

Here’s a shot of Shelly’s original quilt measuring 95″ square:





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5 Responses to It’s a Keeper

  1. Reigh says:

    Love this quilt! The scalloped edge is so pretty, and I love the primary colors. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  2. Diane says:

    Oh be still my beating heart – this may well be your finest treasure! I am in awe!

  3. Colleen says:


  4. Auntie Em says:

    Wow, that scalloped edge frame looks beautiful, but I can only imagine how difficult it was! Love this quilt!

  5. Karen Johnson says:

    That scalloped red border is fantastic!

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