Hazel’s Diary Quilt: Medallion Update

The center medallion in my Hazel’s Diary Quilt may not be progressing swiftly but it is progressing nicely. The four corner blossoms are in place and now I’m busily cutting out the leaves that adorn the vines. I’ve even got the first set pinned in place:

The goal here is to have the leaves look randomly scattered in terms of color but in fact I’m planning the exact placement very carefully. I’ll explain why in my next post.

Needleturning the leaves should be a very enjoyable experience because I finally have the technique down of turning the points. It took me a long time to master that swiping stroke with the needle when you get to the tip of a leaf and start down the other side. Now that I have the hang of it I’m eager to practice it.

I’m also thinking ahead to the next step: setting triangles with lots of little squares set on point. To show you what I mean, take a look at designer Shelly Pagliai’s original quilt:

I’m thinking about making a small adjustment to the setting triangles that will require even more squares on point. Let’s see if I can figure out the quilt math . . .




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6 Responses to Hazel’s Diary Quilt: Medallion Update

  1. Diane says:

    So beautiful but definitely daunting!

  2. Nancy says:

    What a beautiful accomplishment so far. Looking forward to seeing the finish!❤️❤️❤️

  3. Suzanne Reese says:

    so beautiful!

  4. Charlotte says:

    Wow….I’m so impressed.

  5. Jane says:

    This quilt is soooo gorgeous. An heirloom quilt, for sure!

  6. arden shelton says:

    You are doing beautiful work! Can’t wait to see the finished project…..arden

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