WanderLust, at Home in Oregon

My “kaleido-spinner” runner, based on Heather Peterson’s Spinners block, is back from longarm quilter Debbie Scroggy of All Quilted LLC. Once again I marvel at how much depth quilting adds to a pieced top:

WanderLust 3-bl

Debbie used a combination of computerized quilting (center hexagons and triangles), ruler work (white strips), and free motion quilting (dark blue background) on my quilt. Look how cleverly the quilting in one corner of each triangle echoes the floral quilting motif in the center hexagon:

WanderLust 3-bl quilting detail

You really have to look for that little blossom. I appreciate the way the quilting adds texture and interest to the quilt without overwhelming it.

Debbie quilted spirals, one of my favorite motifs, in the dark blue background. I added some fill light to this photo to give you a better look:

WanderLust 3-bl spirals

I call this quilt a “kaleido-spinner” because of the effect created by using repeats of the floral fabric in the triangles that spin around the center hexagons.

In my last post, I showed you the five-block bed runner I made using the same block design and the same floral fabric. This is a different shot of the runner:

WanderLust back and front

I named the quilt WanderLust as a nod to the floral fabric, from the Free Spirit line “Wander” by Joel Dewberry. The runner was given to my sister in Idaho, which is why my previous post is titled “WanderLust, at Home in Idaho.”

I like the name so much I’m going to call this runner WanderLust, too. It’s staying here in Oregon. Coco has already staked a claim on it:

WanderLust 3-bl Coco




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9 Responses to WanderLust, at Home in Oregon

  1. Jeanne says:

    Oh, Coco. Your gold spots look good with the yellow on the fabric.
    Thanks for pointing out the quilted blossoms! Very cute.

  2. Colleen says:

    Dawn, both of your runners are beautiful! The quilting on both of them is spot on as well. Love what you have done with this pattern!

  3. Kristi says:

    Another beautiful runner! Coco is beautiful, too!

  4. So happy that you noticed the little flower in the triangles! How in the world do you get such gorgeous photos of your quilts?

    • Dawn says:

      Hi Debbie. Most of the pictures on my blog were taken with my iPhone 5. I edit them in Picasa and often crop them, especially when I want to show some detail.

  5. Reigh says:

    Another masterpiece! Is this one for a table or a bed? It’s lovely either way. Coco is a good judge!

    • Dawn says:

      I haven’t decided yet, Reigh! I might just hang it on the wall in the master bath, as I think it would look really good against the pale grey walls.

  6. Diane says:

    Wait just a minute! Coco gets her own bed runner?? What crust!

  7. Anne says:

    You need to have your own show at the MAC center! Your quilts are so beautiful!

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