4.30.2015

Otis Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Some days I am so exhausted from quilting, I'm overwhelmed, some days I wonder if I'd be better off having a "normal" job.....then there are days that are just awesome. I seem to have a lot of those lately, I'm just excited about the future, I'm excited about the quilts that I have been quilting and the quilts that I get to quilt. There are also the quilts that I've quilted but just can't quite share with you....yet! With quilt market right around the corner there seems to be a lot of those "secret" quilts here. Today I get to share one of those with you! This gorgeous quilt is called "Otis" it's by Miss Rosie and features For You fabric by Zen Chic for Moda fabrics


How to: Dandy Star- 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version

Hey there! It's time for another quilt block tutorial, I think we just have 3 more to go! :)
Today's fun and fast quilt block is the Dandy Star.


4.29.2015

How to: Joyce's Star Quilt Block- 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version!

I'm excited to share another fun star quilt block tutorial with you today! Today's cool quilt block is Joyce's Star. I really love this block, and when put together in a quilt I love how the secondary pattern, the gray stars really shows off. I just love it!


4.28.2015

How to: Lovers Star Quilt Block- 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version

Hey there! Are you ready for another star quilt block tutorial? Today I've got an adorable Lovers Star quilt block. This block is so fast you'll have it made in no time.


4.27.2015

How to: Quarterfoil Star Quilt Bock- 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version

Hey there! Are you ready for another star quilt block tutorial? I have been doing so good at posting the tutorials every day, until this past weekend. It was a super duper busy weekend, I didn't even have time to turn my computer on, so I'll be sharing a few today. Gotta get caught up!

Today's fun star quilt block is the Quarterfoil Star.

4.24.2015

How to: Pineapple Star Quilt Block- 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks

Today's star quilt block tutorial is the Pineapple Star! It's a fun block made using half rectangle blocks.

4.23.2015

2014 Aurifil Designer Block of the Month - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Each year Auriful Threads and Pat Sloan host a fun block of the month. Back in 2013, like forever ago, Pat asked me if I would machine quilt the final 2014 quilt when it was finished and also, if I'd share a few machine quilting tips during the year.

I was thrilled and honored to be asked to quilt the quilt, after hit hangs out at Quilt Market in a few weeks it'll live in the Aurifil offices in Italy. How cool is that?!?!

How to: Liberty Star Quilt Block- 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version

Hey there! Today's star quilt block tutorial is: Liberty Star. This block uses half square triangle and half rectangles, it's fast and when put together with multiple blocks it creates a really cool pattern!


4.22.2015

How to: Large Star Quilt Block- 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version

It's time for star quilt block tutorial #21! Just 9 more to go! I can't believe how fast time goes.

This block is fast, really fast, and big, it's a great star to use if you have a large scale print that you really want to show off.

Today's quilt block is called: Large Star.

4.21.2015

Sisters 10 Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Yesterday was a great day! So many great things happened here, I just couldn't help but be happy! One of the exciting things that happened....I finished up the machine quilting on this gorgeous quilt that Abby made.

I love it when the quilt has a story, and this one has a great one.

How to: Morning Star Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version

It's time for star quilt block #20! Today's fun quilt block is: Morning Star! I love this one, this is another one that would be super duper fun made giant, like the Christmas Star.

(I have included giant cutting instructions at the bottom of the tutorial.)


4.20.2015

In the Navy- A Piece N Quilt Original Design

Used with permission from Quilts and More magazine. 2015 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

You guys! I'm kinda freaking out, I woke up this morning knowing that today would be a great day....I know, I'm crazy, but I LOVE Mondays.......but I sure didn't expect to get the news I just got, my newest quilt pattern; In the Navy.... is appearing in Quilts & More summer 2015 issue, but, not only is it in the issue, it's a cover girl! YAY!!!!

How to: Midnight Star Quilt Block- 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version!

Are you all ready for star quilt block #19? Today's fun star quilt block tutorial is the Midnight Star.

This quilt block is pretty quick to make, and the hourglass blocks can be made in multiple ways, if I were mass producing this block I'd probably put it together a little differently, but for just one block, the method that I share will work great!

4.19.2015

How to: Rolling Pinwheel Star Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version!

Okay friends! It's time for another star quilt block tutorial, this is actually star quilt block #18! Crazy how fast 30 days can go!

Thank you all for following along! I love hearing your feedback and seeing your quilt blocks.

Today's quilt block is the Rolling Pinwheel Star.

How to: Pinwheel Star Quilt Block- 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version!

Hey guys! I hope you're having a great weekend. I fell off the wagon yesterday and didn't get a star quilt block tutorial posted, so you'll get two today. It was a busy day full of sewing, and spending time with my little family, you can check out what my day over on Instagram.

Anyways, today's quilt block tutorial is the Pinwheel Star. This block is super duper cute and will piece together quite quickly!

4.17.2015

How to: Union Star Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version!

Happy Friday! I hope you've all been enjoying these star quilt block tutorials. I've had fun with them, and I have plans to sew one of them up this weekend, I'll be sure to share lots of pictures here. :)

Today's star quilt block tutorial is the Union Star.


4.16.2015

How to: Amish Star Squared Quilt Block- 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version!

You guys! I've got a problem, I'm obsessed with gray and mustard! I seriously can't get enough of them, I try to design quilts in other colors and I can't help myself. I just keep going back to what I really love most! :)

Today's fun quilt block tutorial is: Amish Star Squared.

4.15.2015

How to: Flower Star Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version!

Spring is in the air here in southern Utah, although I hear my family and friends in northern Utah got a bunch of snow last night, I'm so glad I moved south. :) Anyways, what's more fitting than a Flower Star quilt block tutorial on a nice spring day?

4.14.2015

How to: Cut the Corners Star Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version!

I don't know about everyone else, but I am such a sucker for a crisp red and white quilt. There is just something so awesome about them. So, I thought it would be fun to share a red and white star quilt block. Today's quilt block tutorial is: Cut the Corners Star.

4.13.2015

Custom Machine Quilting Feathers by Natalia Bonner

I've spent the last few days machine quilting on this beautiful quilt for Helen. It's a gorgeous quilt and it's actually the quilt that made Helen learn to start quilting. It's been in the works for several years, ya know, one of those WIP's that just seem to take a few years. 

How to: Spider Star Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version

I am beyond words excited to share today's quilt block tutorial with you! This block started out as something totally different, but when I created this block I fell in love! I absolutely love the quilts that can be made from this Spider Star block and can't wait to see what you all make from it!


4.12.2015

Come What May- Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Last week I spent a few days machine quilting this cool quilt for my Canadian friend Karen. The quilt has a fun story behind it, it's an original design by Karen and the most "improv" she's ever made.

How to: Arrowhead Star Quilt Block- 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks - Star Version!

Today's fun star quilt block tutorial is the Arrowhead Star. I love this block, it goes together pretty quickly and the quilt pattern that comes to life when multiple blocks are made is so dang cute!

4.11.2015

How to: Nine Patch Star - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks - Star Version!

Alrighty friends! It's time for star block number 10! One, third of the way through these star quilt block tutorials.
Today's quilt block is the Nine Patch Star.

4.10.2015

How to: Amish Star Quilt Block- 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version!

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you've all been having a great week! We're already to star block #9 the Amish Star!
.....and yes, the upper right corner is supposed to look like that. :)

4.09.2015

How to: Bryan's Star Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks - Star Version

Alright friends, are you ready for star quilt block #8? Today's block is Bryan's Star. This block is pretty quick and fun to make.

4.08.2015

Machine Quilting with Contrasting Thread

Generally when I machine quilt any quilt I select thread colors that will blend the most with the quilt fabrics, usually my go-to thread is #402 So Fine! by Super Threads. It's a great color and blends with so many quilts.
However, when Jane sent me this beautiful quilt she asked me to machine quilt it with a contrasting teal thread.

How to: Arizona Star Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks- Star Version!

Hey there! Are you ready for another quilt block tutorial? Well, ready or not I've got another one to share with you, today's quilt block is Arizona Star.

4.07.2015

How to: Aunt Mary's Star - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks - Star Version!

Alright friends, are you ready for another fun quilt block tutorial? Generally I am drawn to quilts with white backgrounds, but today I decided to mix it up and use this fun green for the background fabric. Today's adorable quilt block is Aunt Mary's Star.

4.06.2015

Cherry Pie Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

This morning I finished up the custom machine quilting on this beautiful Cherry Pie quilt made by Cheryl. It's one of those quilts that you just can't help but smile while quilting it. It's such a happy quilt. :)

How to: Wandering Star - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks - Star Version!

Hey friends, are you ready for another star quilt block tutorial? I'm excited to share the next block; Wandering Star, and can you tell I'm crushing on gray right now? I've used it in every single quilt block sketch so far. :)

4.04.2015

How to: Right Handed Star - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks - Star Version!

Today's fun star is the Right Handed Star, this block will finish at 12" square and it' really quick to make. The strips are cut 2 1/2" so it'd be a great star to make from a jelly roll!

4.03.2015

Pumpkinville Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

It's been another great week of machine quilting here. This week I was able to machine quilt this adorable Pumpkinville quilt made by Barb.
The quilt is adorable and her hand applique, amazing! 

How to: Navajo Star Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks - Star Version!

When I told you yesterday that I was going to be starting this tutorial series I was really excited, because I knew it would take me to new places creatively, but I also knew that I wasn't going to stick to the traditional star blocks. Today I'm proving just that! Today's block is called Navajo Star, this block goes together quite quickly and can create some really cool quilts.

4.02.2015

Introducing - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks - Star Version!

Hey guys! I'm so excited to share my newest tutorial series.... Since completing the 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks I knew I wanted to start another series, I've been sharing the Sunday Stitches posts, and having fun with those, but I just wanted to do something more. Finally it hit me, ya know, in the middle of the night... So, I'm here today to introduce you to 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks - Star Version!

Like the original 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks I'll be sharing a new 12" block tutorial every day for the next 30 days with quilt ideas. The only big difference this time around, I'll be using the star theme. I'm super excited about this series and can't wait to see where it'll take me creatively. :)

4.01.2015

Half Square Triangle Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

If you're hanging out with me over on Instagram or Facebook you'll recognize this quilt. I shared it there yesterday. I was so excited to get started custom machine quilting this quilt for Kate.

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