12.07.2016

Ohana Quilts - Edge to Edge Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

You may remember, earlier this year when I introduced you to my pattern, Ohana, you can read the whole story behind the quilt here. In brief, the quilt pattern was designed as a family block swap. A quilt that would be made by just me and my extended family. 

Shortly after designing and starting on the quilt my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. At that point I decided to release the pattern in an effort to raise some money to help ease the financial burden that was being placed on my mom. I can't thank you all enough for your love and support that you've shown for my mom this year, not only by purchasing the pattern, but the cards, quilts and the love that she has felt from each of you. She will be going through one more surgery this week and then after that she'll be on meds for the next 5 years, and hopefully be cancer free! 

I wish today that I was sharing my completed Ohana quilt with you, but unfortunately mine is still waiting to be quilted. :) However, my grandma is an over achiever and finished making not just one but two Ohana quilts and then sent them to me for some machine quilting. 



She sent her two quilts to me and asked me to machine quilt them for her. I decided to quilt some fun edge to edge patterns on them. On this first quilt I used my "Mist" digital machine quilting pattern and I love the fun, soft pattern that it added to her quilt.
While I was quilting this quilt I shared a little video on facebook and instagram. I love sharing these little videos, I think there is something so mesmerizing about watching the machine do it's thing with the digital patterns.

On her second Ohana quilt I decided to use my "Rind" digital machine quilting pattern. I love that it's a play on the traditional Orange Peel pattern. The little bit of extra detail just adds the perfect touch to the machine quilting.
This quilt also turned out fabulous! The quilt is so cheery now.
When I was machine quilting this quilt using the "Rind" digital pantograph pattern I also filmed a little bit of it. Another mesmerizing video. :)

Thanks for letting me machine quilt this beautiful quilt grandma!

Pattern is Ohana designed by Natalia Bonner.

I used Quilters Dream Batting and So Fine! thread by Superior Threads.

Click here for more information about having me machine quilt for you. 

My machine quilting is done on a Gammill 22" Long-Arm Quilting Machine.

For more machine quilting tips and tricks check out my books; Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting Next Steps in Machine Quilting and Visual Guide to Free-Motion Quilting Feathers.

I'm a Craftsy instructor, check out my class; Free-Motion Motifs for Classic Blocks.

8 comments:

  1. Those two quilts are so beautiful. Great job, Grandma, and Natalia!

    Good thoughts and prayers to Kathleen for the upcoming surgery and recovery.

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  2. Such a joyful quilt. So happy your mother is,doing so well. 🎄

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  3. Beautiful quilts and beautiful quilting....

    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family !!!!

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  4. You're right, watching the machine is mesmerizing. I watched the videos before reading your text and thought wow, how do you do that! But, I know your free-hand is just as precise and beautiful. Prayers to you and your family this Holiday Season.

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  5. What beautiful work! Thanks for sharing and inspiring

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  6. Grandma done good!! It's beautiful. Best wishes to your Mom. Lane

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  7. The quilts are beautiful. Im so glad to hear about mom. She will do well I just know it. I think about her every time I see you post on Instagram or here..I love your work and the both of you inspire me as a beginner quilter

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  8. It is a beautiful quilt. I purchased the pattern but somehow I am missing the link to download it. Are you please able to contact me? Thank you

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