11.30.2015

Sewing With Nancy - Where to Watch

My first episode of Sewing With Nancy, Cabin Fever Quilts, has started airing on PBS around the United States. Check your local PBS, here in Utah the first episode will air in about a week. 
I also found the first episode online here.

Don't forget, Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts is on sale for just $17.00 until December 10, 2015.

11.25.2015

Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts - Sewing With Nancy

A few months ago I had the opportunity of a life-time. I was able to travel to Wisconsin and spend a couple of days with Nancy Zieman. Nancy was every bit as great in person as I had imagined she would be, and the Sewing With Nancy TV set was exactly like it looks on TV.

Nancy and I filmed a two part series on modern log cabin quilts. In the  TV segment we show you step-by-step how to put together several of the quilts from our book; Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts.

11.22.2015

Custom Machine Quilting a Modern Quilt - by Natalia Bonner

Nancy designed and made this super cool modern quilt. 
When she sent me this quilt I got so excited to quilt it, it's so cool and modern and could really have some great machine quilting. Nancy left the quilting up to me but she did like the idea of concentric circles and straight lines. 

I knew that the quilting needed to be crisp, clean and nothing frilly.

11.20.2015

Metro Rings - Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

April made this adorable Metro Rings quilt. I love this pattern, it's such a fun play on the traditional wedding ring quilts. 

April is giving this quilt as a wedding gift, and really wants the quilt to be loved and used, so she asked me to machine quilt it with an edge to edge floral pattern. As much as I love custom machine quilting, I do think that sometimes a good edge to edge pattern can be the perfect choice for a quilt.

11.19.2015

Yellow & White Quilt - Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

There is just something so awesome about a good yellow and white quilt! I think solid yellow and white is my all time favorite color combination! 

When April sent me this quilt and asked me to machine quilt it with an edge to edge pattern I knew immediately that a baptist fan would be perfect!

11.18.2015

Fat Quarter Baby - Introducing Katherine!

I love making baby quilts, they are fast, and always give me that sense of instant gratification that sometimes I just crave.

My friends over at It's Sew Emma & Fat Quarter Shop have just released an adorable new book, Fat Quarter Baby. Each quilt in the book is a baby quilt made from just fat quarters, how cute is that!

11.17.2015

Sewing for Kids - Simple Pillowcases

As I child my siblings and I had Christmas pillowcases. I remember every year when we got out the Christmas decorations we would get out our Christmas pillowcases. I still remember what mine looked like! I really don't know why, but that pillowcase was/is one of my favorite Christmas memories. 

At Halloween time I made my kids matching Halloween pillowcases, you can check those out over on Instagram, they loved them. They showed them to everyone that came to our house, so at that time I decided it would be fun to make them Christmas pillowcases. They actually wanted Thanksgiving pillowcases too, but I thought that was a little extreme, maybe next year.

Anyways, last week I picked up these darling Riley Blake Christmas fabrics at my local quilt shop, Quilted Works. I wanted to make their pillowcases with coordinating fabrics to eliminate fighting, I'm sure some of you can relate. :)

I used the Crafty Gemeni's YouTube tutorial to make the pillowcases, I know, I've made enough of them that I shouldn't need a tutorial, but it's just a nice little reminder. :)

Oh, and I tried really hard to take a good picture of my kids....this was the best they could do! 

11.16.2015

Marie Callender's Dutch Apple Pie + A Chance to Win a $100 Visa Gift Card!


I love Apple Pie, like, I love it a lot! If it weren't for Pumpkin Pie I might say it is my favorite food! Have you seen or tasted the Marie Callender's Dutch Apple Pie? It's awesome, just like home cooking. 


11.13.2015

Northbound - A Low-Volume Quilt Tutorial

My local modern quilt guild, Red Rock Modern Quilt Guild, recently issued a Low-Volume quilt challenge. I was pretty excited about this challenge and couldn't wait to get started. Even though I'm not much of a "stasher" I do have a few fabrics that are left over from quilts I've made that I've just been dying to use. You all know that I love brights, so I knew that the combination of brights and the low-volume fabrics would be the perfect combination for my quilt.

I had the idea in mind to make flying geese, but I wasn't quite sure what the layout would be. I just wanted to go with what I had. I did pick up a few low-volume prints from my local quilt shop, Quilted Works, but other than that, the fabrics are all leftovers.

11.10.2015

Gravity Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

I just finished custom machine quilting this gorgeous Gravity quilt for Laura! I've loved this pattern ever since I first saw it so I was thrilled when Laura asked me to custom machine quilt hers for her.

The Gravity quilt pattern is originally designed as a block of the month quilt by Julie of Jaybird quilts, you can read more about the pattern here.

11.05.2015

Flea Market Flower Pot - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Donna made this beautiful flower pot quilt and sent it to me for some custom quilting. A few months back I custom machine quilted a quilt from the same pattern from Nancy and I loved how the cross-hatching that I quilted turned out, so I decided to quilt Donna's quilt the exact same. :)


11.04.2015

Next Steps in Machine Quilting - by Natalia Bonner

Yesterday my advance copy of my upcoming book; Next Steps in Machine Quilting: Free-Motion & Walking-Foot Designs arrived. I am so excited about this book. Ever since writing Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting I've known that I wanted to write another book on machine quilting. However, the timing just didn't feel right.

A year or so ago I finally felt like things were right and I began the process of writing this book. I will never forget the day that my contract was signed. This is my fourth book, you'd think I'd be used to this fun stuff by now, but I'm not. I signed the contract, then went in my bedroom and cried like a baby. I was overcome with emotion. Not stress, or negative emotion, emotion of gratitude, emotion of thankfulness. I am so thankful to each and everyone of you that have purchased my books, that have come to my classes, read my blog, just supported me. Thank you! Really, if it wasn't for the support of such an amazing quilting community I could have never done any of this.

11.02.2015

Hawaiian Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

I recently custom machine quilted this gorgeous quilt for Carole. Carole lives in Hawaii so I think it's only fitting that the first quilt that I quilted for her is the beautiful Hawaiian quilt.


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