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Free-Motion Motifs for Classic Blocks - by Natalia Bonner - Craftsy Class Now Available!

Learn the essential techniques for free-motion motifs that impress. Follow along as award-winning quilter Natalia Bonner shares numerous...

9.26.2016

Stacked Up - Edge to Edge Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

As much as I love custom machine quilting I do think there is a place for edge to edge machine quilting. Elaine made this beautiful version of Stacked Up, pattern is from out book; Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts and sent it to me for some edge to edge machine quilting. 

Elaine loved how I had quilted the original version and asked that I machine quilt her quilt just like mine. 

9.20.2016

Star Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Last year I custom machine quilted this beautiful star quilt for Donna, she loved it. At the same time her daughter-in-law started making the same quilt, but it took her a bit longer to finish making her quilt. When she finally finished her quilt she sent it to me and asked me to custom machine quilt it for her. They wanted something like Donna's quilt, but really gave me permission to quilt it how I saw fit. 

Well, if you've been reading my blog long, you know that I have a hard time quilting two quilts exactly the same. I feel like I lose my creativity when I quilt two quilts exactly the same. So, of course, this version has some really fun custom machine quilting, but it way different from Donna's version.

9.19.2016

Cakewalk Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Jessica made this darling Cakewalk quilt and sent it to me for some custom machine quilting. Jessica wasn't quite sure what she wanted, she just knew that she didn't want feathers or stipple. I can handle that! :)

When I saw this quilt I knew that with my machine quilting I could really bring a secondary pattern to life, I knew that I could machine quilt the background to really make it pop, and I love how it turned out!

9.12.2016

Free-Motion Motifs for Classic Blocks - by Natalia Bonner - Craftsy Class Now Available!

Learn the essential techniques for free-motion motifs that impress. Follow along as award-winning quilter Natalia Bonner shares numerous designs that help you decide how to quilt your tops by working with the basic shapes.

Today is the day. I've been teasing you for weeks now and my Craftsy class - Free-Motion Motifs for Classic Blocks is now live.


9.08.2016

Metro Hoops - Edge to Edge Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Cheryl made this darling Metro Hoops quilt and sent it to me for some machine quilting. Cheryl asked me to machine quilt this fun quilt with an edge to edge pattern. The fabrics that she used are so bright and cheery that I knew I had to use an edge to edge pattern that would really add to the happy feeling the quilt has already created.


9.07.2016

Animal Crackers Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

My friend, Tina Lewis designed and made this darling Animal Crackers quilt. Tina actually designed this quilt a few years back and I've custom machine quilted a few versions of this quilt for her.

This fun quilt has a mix of modern and traditional, so I chose to machine quilt it to tie it all together.


9.06.2016

Military Patch Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Ashley made this beautiful military patch quilt and sent it to me for some custom machine quilting

This beautiful, and very meaningful quilt was made for a military widow.  Her husband was in the Air Force and died when his F-16 crashed on Dec. 1, 2014. I don't know what all of the patches mean, but being able to custom machine quilt this beautiful and very meaningful quilt was an honor for me.

8.30.2016

Applique Flowers - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Martine made this fun applique quilt and sent it to me for some custom machine quilting. The quilt was actually made from a double gauze fabric with cotton flowers applique'd onto it.

Because it was made with the double gauze fabric I knew that I needed to use a really soft batting to keep the quilt soft. So Martine and I decided that Quilters Dream Wool would be the perfect fit for this quilt.


8.25.2016

In the Navy - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Kathy sent me this gorgeous quilt and asked me to custom machine quilt it for her. I know I mention this every time I quilt a quilt that is made from one of my patterns, but quilting these quilts just warms my heart! 
The pattern for this fun quilt is "In the Navy" it's a quilt that I originally designed and was published in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, you can read more about it here.

8.23.2016

Free-Motion Motif's for Classic Quilt Blocks - With Natalia Bonner

I wish words could adequately describe how excited I am about my Craftsy class - Free-Motion Motif's for Classic Quilt Blocks. I'm so excited that I'm actually giving away one class for FREE!

So, before you get scared away by the fact that I'm teaching my class on a long-arm mahcine, don't worry, every single motif that I teach in this class is totally do-able on any sewing/quilting machine!


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