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?!?!



 Because the quilt is a "sampler" style quilt I knew I needed to do some really cool free-motion, custom machine quilting. This was my very first time to use Auriful thread on my long-arm, and to be quite honest, I was a little nervous, Gammill's although amazing machines, they can be a little sensitive when it comes to threads. I was not disappointed with the Aurifil thread, it ran beautifully through my machine. YAY!


I just love how it turned out, I had a hard time mailing this one back. :)

Check out Pat's blog and the Aurifil blog for more details about the free-pattern.

Click here for more information about having me machine quilt for you, for more machine quilting tips and tricks check out my book; Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting.

8 comments:

  1. I love the setting done to look like Spools. Perfect for the Aurifil offices! Did you get a Giant Spool of Aurifil, like Pat got at Houston last year??? If not you need to talk to Alex...

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  2. Oh, Natalia, this is your best ever!

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  3. Awesome job on this Natalia! Your quilting is always spectacular. It's also nice to know if I ever get a long arm that I can continue using Aurifil Thread! It's the best thread ever!! #threadmatters #aurilove

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  4. This turned out gorgeous. Wow.

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  5. Stunning, absolutely beautiful.

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  6. It is just gorgeous! You did a fabulous job as always!

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  7. You did an absolutely fantastic job quilting this quilt. Your work just makes this quilt. Gorgeous. #CreativeGoodness

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  8. This is stunning! Beautiful Natalia

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