1.15.2018

The Lion Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner + Bonus Videos

Heather pieced this beautiful Lion quilt and sent it to me for some custom machine quilting. The quilt is really modern so I decided to keep it pretty modern with the machine quilting, but I also wanted to add in a bit of detail with some feathers.



I quilted feathers on each side of the lion head, I wanted it to be subtle but also almost look like those feathers were weaving around the head. I think it turned out pretty awesome.

In the background I machine quilted swirls, pebbles and clams, I teach all of those techniques in my book; Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting. I used my 4-N-1 Machine Quilting Ruler to help keep all those lines so straight.

While I was quilting this fun quilt I did film a couple fun little videos while I was quilting this fun quilt, I hope you enjoy them. 

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Thanks for letting me machine quilt your beautiful quilt Heather!

I used Quilters Dream Cotton 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.

7 comments:

  1. Yes, I think it is absolutely amazing from piecing to quilting.

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  2. Wow, a pretty powerful quilt. Very nice.

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  3. Thank you so much for quilting it for me! I love seeing the photos and videos and can't wait to bind it and enjoy it!

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  4. What ruler did you use to make the long spine at the top? And gosh you make it look soooo easy! Thanks for the video...

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