8.27.2017

Machine Quilting An Applique Quilt by Natalia Bonner

Over the summer I custom machine quilted this beautiful applique quilt that was made by Martha. Over the last few years I've machine quilted a few of these beautiful quilts and each time I've quilted one I've been so amazed by all of the gorgeous hand applique. Truly a work of art.




Because the applique is really the focal on this quilt I chose to make my machine quilting secondary, I really wanted Martha's applique and hand work to pop and my machine quilting to become the secondary design.

I chose to quilt a combination of pebbles, swirls, clams and occasionally a feather in the background. I really love how this quilt turned out. (I teach, step-by-step how to quilt each of these motifs in my book; Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting.)
In each of the four corners I also quilted a fun little feather swag. I really love machine quilting feathers and I love the little bit of extra detail that they added to the border. 

Thanks for letting me machine quilt these beautiful quilts Martha!

I used Quilters Dream Batting and SoFine! 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.

5 comments:

  1. Wow!!! Incredible work. I don't appliqué and so this is especially fantastic to me. What an honour, Natalia, that people bring you quilts like this for you to work your magic on!!

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  2. I'm in the process of quilting a beautiful hand- appliquéd quilt made by a customer of mine. Her work is SO beautiful. Thanks for sharing pictures of your work!

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  4. The applique is stunning and the quilting enhances so well. I love the corner border feathers!

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  5. Beautiful!! The applique shines and then when you look closer you see it is complimented by the beautiful quilting :-)

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