6.30.2015

Snapshots Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

I'm sure you've all seen this adorable quilt by now, but if not I'll explain. The fabulous team over at Fat Quarter Shop has designed this fun block of the month quilt. The patterns are FREE, however Fat Quarter Shop is asking that for each block you download you donate $5 to St. Jude's Hospital. If that's not cool enough, Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics are each matching donations up to $10,000. I personally think that's pretty awesome!

Along with all of that goodness the Fat Quarter Shop team has made this quilt and will be auctioning it off. I'm not loaded with bags of money but I do have the ability to help out and quilt this quilt for them.

It was such a fun quilt to custom machine quilt and I'm honored that I was able to be a tiny part of this great cause.


6.29.2015

Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Last week I spent a couple of days custom machine quilting this gorgeous quilt for Gail. It's a fun sampler quilt, sampler quilts are always so much fun to quilt.


6.26.2015

Joyful Jelly Roll Christmas Tree Skirt

I love Christmas time! I love the decorations, the parties, the feeling of Christmas, I've even been known to put my Christmas tree up before Thanksgiving because I love it so much!

When my friends over at Fat Quarter Shop came out with this new Joyful Jelly Roll Tree Skirt pattern I just knew I HAD to make another Christmas tree skirt.

I decided to use the yummy new Sparkly Tinsel fabric by Cotton + Steel and I just love it! I love the retro feel.

6.24.2015

Peaches & Cream - Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts

Hope you're all having a great summer so far! This quilt, Peaches and Cream totally reminds me of summer time and makes me want to go eat peaches! YUM!

A large repeating block appears when you set four block together in this graphic quilt. The warm coral and gold fabrics draw the eye, while the soft blues add a restful frame in the background. White strips create a strong all over grid and modern vibe.

6.23.2015

How to: Simple No-Sew Christmas Garland

Can you believe that Christmas is just six months away?! I can't! Time is just flying by. 

A couple weeks ago I made a new Christmas Tree Skirt for myself, (I'll share details on Friday) and I love how it turned out. Actually I love it so much that I decided to re-create a scrappy no-sew Christmas garland.

When I was growing up each year on Thanksgiving, after we all ate our feast, the moms would make crafts. Everything from sewing to painting crafts. I remember one year in particular, probably about 25 years ago, us kids got to help make a scrappy Christmas garland. I'm thinking that I was probably about seven or eight and I still remember being so excited that we got to help. 

So, I cut up all of my scraps and my kids got busy helping me re-create that garland. I thought it would be fun to share with you how I re-created my own garland.

6.22.2015

Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

I always get to machine quilt the most adorable quilts, that's really what I love about my job, the variety in quilts I get to play with every single day!

6.21.2015

Modern Sewciety Podcast

Last week I was able to spend about an hour hanging out (via skype) with the adorable Stephanie, the host of the Modern Sewciety. I had so much fun chatting with Stephanie and we spilled some beans, you'll have to listen to the podcast to find out the details. :)

You can check out the podcast here.

6.17.2015

Math Class - Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts

Grab your stash, a couple of jelly rolls, or a bundle of Art Gallery Oval Elements, and have fun making this simple yet bold version of a modern Log Cabin quilt. This quilt features 2 1/2" strips, so it would be the perfect quilt for a solid-colored jelly roll combined with a couple of print jelly rolls.


6.16.2015

Custom Machine Quilting Baby Quilts

Last week I custom machine quilted a few adorable baby quilts for Jamie. When Jamie sent me these fun quilts she asked me to custom machine quilt them for her, she pretty much gave me the go-ahead to quilt them however I wanted, just make them cute!


6.15.2015

Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts - Schoolhouse

Last month when we attended Quilt Market in Minneapolis we were able to introduce our new book; Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts.

My awesome friends over at Fat Quarter Shop were there and filmed our schoolhouse session. So, here's your little peek into our new book. 

You can order signed copies here.

Snapshots Quilt-Along: Block Six - Triple Scoop Sundae

I'm so excited today, I've actually got my Snapshots quilt block done, not only on time, but I actually had it all done yesterday! One day early!!!

This month's Snapshot's Quilt-Along block is Triple Scoop Sundae, and maybe it's because I love treats, but I love this block, I think it's my favorite block so far. It pieced together so nicely and I didn't even have to unpick a single time!

6.12.2015

Downtown Cabins -- Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts

Happy Friday everyone! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! If not, I've got an adorable quilt that will brighten your day. :)

This quilt is Downtown Cabins and it's one of our new patterns from our new book; Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts. I LOVE so many of the quilts from our new book, but I really do love how bright and cheery this quilt is. It just makes me smile.

6.11.2015

Sampler Quilt - Edge to Edge Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

This is another adorable quilt that I recently machine quilted for Raquel. When Raquel brought me this quilt she asked me to quilt an all over pattern, and she wanted Quilters Dream Wool batting, she really wanted the quilt to stay soft and love-able.

6.10.2015

Two Paths Crossed - Irish Chain Quilts: Contemporary Twists on a Classic Design {win a free e-book}

I'm sure you've all already seen this adorable new book; Irish Chain Quilts: Contemporary Twists on a Classic Design. Well, I'm honored to say that Melissa Corry, the author is my friend! 

6.09.2015

Sewing With Kids - Hazel Hedgehog Quilt

Ever since Chesney got her adorable Hello Kitty sewing machine she has been wanting to sew. I haven't always been the best at stopping what I'm doing to make time to sew with her. However, over the weekend I knew it was time. So, my kids and I ran to our local quilt shop, Quilted Works, and I told Chesney that she could pick out any pattern in the store and we'd make the project together. I was thinking she'd chose a bag or a skirt or something like that, but she chose the Hazel Hedgehog pattern, and she was pretty excited about it.

6.07.2015

Lollipops Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Marge pieced this adorable quilt using Joanna Figeuroa's adorable Lollipops quilt pattern. It's such a cool quilt, a fun play on a traditional dresden plate. 

When Marge sent me her quilt she asked me to custom machine quilt it for her, she really liked how I had machine quilted Vanessa's Social Butterfly quilt and wanted something similar.

6.06.2015

Fox Field Mystery Quilt - Edge to Edge Machine Quilting

My friend Raquel pieced this adorable Fox Field Mystery Quilt. It's such a gorgeous quilt and Raquel's piecing is just perfect!

When Raquel brought this quilt to me she asked me to machine quilt it with an all over feather pattern. You all know that I just love feathers I was happy to quilt them on this quilt.

6.04.2015

Dappled- Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts

Are you ready to be introduced to another yummy quilt from our new book, Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts. 


If you know me very well you know that scraps just aren't my thing, not that I have anything against them, I just don't collect or stash fabrics, "gasp" I know the room just got really quiet. :) I've always been a simplistic person and scraps just seem to overwhelm me. 

Mini Country Fair Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Just before I headed to Texas last week I was able to get a little bit of custom machine quilting done. One of the adorable quilts that I custom machine quilted was this mini Country Fair quilt for Sherri. She wrote a fun blog post about it on her blog, you'll have to go check it out


6.03.2015

How to: Right Handed Star - 9" Version

Back in April, when I created the 30 Days of Quilt Blocks- Star Version I had so much fun, and several of the block I just fell in love with. The Right Handed Star just happened to be one of those. 

I recently needed to make a quilt block in pink or orange, gray and white. I knew that I just had to make the Right Handed Star

So, I decided that it'd be fun to share the 9" cutting instructions for this block.

Snapshots Quilt-Along: Block Five- Kindred Kitchen

Okay! Don't fall off your chair when you read that I'm actually caught up on my Snapshots Quilt Along blocks! YAY! I'm going to try really hard from here on out to stay caught up.

6.02.2015

Snapshots Quilt-Along: Block Four- Puppy Love

The last couple of months have just been crazy here. So, sadly, some things had to be put on the back-burner. My snapshots quilt along blocks were one of those things.

6.01.2015

Red & White Block Exchange Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Last week, before I headed to Texas I was able to spend a few days custom machine quilting this awesome quilt for Kira!

Kira and the ladies in her Modern Quilt Guild made red and white blocks and then exchanged blocks. Each lady then put their blocks together in different settings. Kira chose to add a lot of negative, white background to her quilt and put the block together on an angle through the block. I really love the creativity that she used in the setting.

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