Hazel’s Diary Quilt, Block 8: Done!

That last red scalloped frame took forever. Once I got started it didn’t take all that long to finish the needleturn appliqué. The hardest part, for some reason, was taking the first step. I simply could not make myself get going. I’m pinning the blame on our kitchen remodel, which has proven to be a mighty distraction.

But finally Domestic Bliss, Block 8 of Hazel’s Diary Quilt, is ready to show you:


And here it is on point, as it will be in the finished quilt:

What next? Why, more appliqué, of course! Of nine pieced blocks, one goes in the center, to be surrounded by four flowers and dozens of leaves to form a medallion. As a reminder, here is designer Shelly Pagliai’s original rendition of Hazel’s Diary Quilt, which I was thrilled to see in person at the AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, Kentucky in March 2017:

At the moment, I’m having fun moving my blocks around on my design wall trying to get just the right balance of color and scale. Do check back as I will be revealing the layout, including my final choice for the center block.

 

 

 

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7 Responses to Hazel’s Diary Quilt, Block 8: Done!

  1. Vickie Rooks says:

    Your cat princess must have something to say about this. Love all of your blocks. Good luck choosing a final arrangement.

  2. Margaret says:

    Your blocks are lovely and I am eager to see which wins the honor of being the centerpiece!

  3. Jeanne says:

    Quilting and remodeling both take creative energy. At least the kitchen appliances aren’t in the sewing room! It’s nice to have a place to get away.
    It will be fun for you, figuring out how to arrange the blocks.

  4. anna says:

    Beautiful, Dawn. You are a true artist.

  5. Diane says:

    This is shaping up to be an epic masterpiece!

  6. Diana Stack Roberts says:

    It’s going to be stunning!

  7. Sandy says:

    I’m loving each block you’ve done and can hardly wait to see the center block.

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