Hazel’s Diary Quilt: Quilted!

Here it is, your first glimpse of Hazel’s Diary Quilt fresh from the longarm quilter:

The quilting — all free-motion and hand-guided — is by Portland quilter Kazumi Peterson. I am so impressed with her abilities. And I am completely in love with this quilt.

The indoor lighting is not ideal but I think you can get a sense of Kazumi’s amazing quilting. Here’s a close-up of the center block . . .

. . . and here’s a shot of the full center medallion:

The white background in the interior of the quilt is filled with spirals and pebbles. All of the pieced blocks have extensive stitching in the ditches and Kazumi carefully quilted around the appliquéd flowers and leaves in the middle of each block and also the ones in the center medallion:

In the setting triangles and gray border I asked for free-motion feathers. Here’s one of the corner triangles . . .

. . . and one of the side triangles:

I was so happy a couple weeks ago when I got the top finished. “I’m finally done!” I remember thinking, completely forgetting that when it came home from the quilter it would still need to be trimmed, bound, and labeled. Okay then! I’d better get busy.




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23 Responses to Hazel’s Diary Quilt: Quilted!

  1. Lisa says:

    Wow, Dawn! The details of the quilting are just exquisite! The entire quilt is so eye catching and just lovely. I have not the talent nor skill to make anything like that, but, oh, I am thankful to have the eyes to behold! Thank you for blogging on top of quilting!

  2. Melody Wilson says:

    It’s so beautiful. I have appreciated coming along with you on this journey. I have a great deal of respect for your patience and the cultivation of your craft. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Jeanne says:

    Wow! Even more beautiful than before.
    Kazumi did it justice.

  4. Patricia McLain says:

    It is a MASTERPIECE!

  5. Sandy says:

    Dawn, your quilt is amazing. You must be so proud, as you should be! The quilting is spectacular. I think the quilt is an award winner.

  6. Claire says:

    Your quilt is soooo beautiful. Congratulations on a wonderful job.

  7. Linda says:

    Beautiful! You and Kazumi both do exquisite work – congratulations on a fabulous quilt!

  8. anna says:


  9. gailss1 says:

    Just beautiful and a great finish. The quilting is lovely but the top was already beautiful and added to that. Congrats on a wonderful quilt!

  10. Charlotte says:

    Wow, wow, wow. Absolutely stunning! The quilting is also stunning and perfect designs for this quilt.

  11. Diane says:

    Epic, truly and undeniably epic!

  12. Colleen says:


  13. Diana Stack Roberts says:

    It’s beautiful! What wonderful quilting!

  14. Reigh Hays says:

    It’s a masterpiece, Dawn! Absolutely beautiful.You should be very proud of this one!

  15. Claudia McCarter says:

    Congratulations on a beautiful finish! You really persevered to complete this amazing quilt! What a remarkable heirloom.

  16. Deborah Cagle says:

    Dawn, you should be so proud, you have created a masterpiece! Deborah

  17. Tam Gardner says:

    Amazing quilt! Congratulations on what had to be a labor of love. 🙂

  18. Jennifer Gwyn says:

    What a fantastic result!! I have enjoyed watching and following along on your piecing journey and the quilting really puts the final touches on what I know will be a treasured quilt in your collection.

    Would you mind sharing the contact information for your quilter? I am still hoping to complete my “Reach for the Stars” quilt this year.

    • Dawn says:

      Hi Jen! her name is Kazumi Peterson. She’s on Instagram as @kpetersonquilting and you can send her a direct message. She would do an awesome job on your RFTS quilt!!

    • Vickie Rooks says:

      Jennifer, good luck on finishing your Reach for the Stars quilt!

  19. Karen says:

    Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous! You should enter it in some kind of show…I’m sure you’d win.

  20. Vickie Rooks says:

    Oh my, I didn’t comment on this post and the quilting is such a great complement to your work!

  21. Anne Bender says:

    This is the most beautiful piece of fabric art I have seen. The colors and composition are breath taking. Dawn you are amazing!

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