Showing posts with label published. Show all posts
Showing posts with label published. Show all posts


Year of Machine Quilting - July/August 2014

The newest issue of Quiltmaker Magazine is now available on newstands. I'm again excited about this issue because I have another article in there about machine quilting! YAY!
In this issue I'm chatting all about block designs, and batting. Be sure to pick up your copy and check it out. 
This series of articles are a great companion to my book, Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting, I've got signed copies of that available for purchase on our website.


Modern Wave - Published in Modern Patchwork - Spring 2014

Kathleen and I have a new and exciting quilt pattern to share with you today!
Modern Wave, this cool quilt is a fun twist on a Log-Cabin style quilt. The quilt is made from just one block, made in two color-ways. I love the effect that the 2 color combo's create.
The pattern for this fun new quilt can be found in the Spring 2014 issue of Modern Patchwork.
This quilt is made using Moda Bella Solids
Batting used was Quilters Dream Poly Deluxe
Machine Quilting done using our Egg Cartons pattern


Beads - Quilts & More - Summer 2014

Used with permission from Quilts and More magazine. 2014 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

I am so excited today! I get to share our newest quilt pattern "Beads".
First of all, I am obsessed with the mustard color right now, also, I'm a little bit obsessed with applique, and that bedroom, maybe I just need a nap right now, but I really want to climb through the computer screen and climb in that bed! :)

Beads is a huge quilt, like about 100" square, but, the applique is so simple, I seriously pieced the whole quilt top in one day!
Used with permission from Quilts and More magazine. 2014 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved

I made this quilt using Bella Solids by Moda Fabrics. Love them.
Used with permission from Quilts and More magazine. 2014 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved

And you can get your hands on this pattern in the Summer 2014 issue of Quilts and More!
Hope you have a fantastic day! :)


Swirls & Whirls - By Sherri McConnell

Last fall I had the opportunity to custom machine quilt this adorable quilt for my friend Sherri of A Quilting Life
I was beyond thrilled and happy for Sherri when I heard that this quilt was appearing on the cover of American Patchwork & Quilting, April 2014! It's such a cheery quilt, I'm honored to have machine quilted it for her.
Here is how it appears in the magazine, oooohhhh and look at that adorable scrappy binding!
Well done Sherri!


Year of Machine Quilting: Free Motion Quilting for Borders

Last month I shared how overjoyed I was that over the course of 2014 I will be sharing articles in Quiltmaker Magazine. Well, can you believe that it's already time for the second lesson, this month's lesson is all about borders.
The complete article starts on page 46.
This issue of Quiltmaker Magazine is available on newsstands everywhere.

Don't forget.....Over the year the my publisher, C&T Publishing, has agreed to join the fun and a few lucky readers will have the chance to win copies of my book, Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting.


Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine

Kathleen and I are pretty excited about this new issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine, for a few reasons. First of all, if you haven't picked up this magazine I'd highly recommend it, it's full of beautiful quilts and wonderful eye-candy......and we have a new quilt pattern in this issue. Yah, we're pretty excited!
Churned- originally appears in our new book, Modern One-Block quilts, but is making it's second appearance in this magazine.
Churned is a fun modern version of a traditional Churn Dash quilt, super fun and happy quilt.

You can pick up a copy of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine.


Quiltmaker Magazine - Year of Machine Quilting

I am beyond words thrilled to share this exciting news today! 
I've been asked by the wonderful editors at Quiltmaker magazine to join with them and share a year long series, Year of Machine Quilting. 
(see my name on the cover, yeah, pinching myself)

Each issue for the course of the 2014 year I will be sharing machine quilting patterns ideas and tips. The first segment is appearing in the January/February issue, on sale today! In the first issue I share some tips about machine quilting from the beginning; needles, thread and other beginning tips, and also share a few machine quilting patterns, with step-by-step photo tutorials. 
Over the year the my publisher, C&T Publishing, has agreed to join the fun and a few lucky readers will have the chance to win copies of my book, Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting.

I'm super excited about this series and hope to be able to help many of you build your machine quilting skills.

Happy 2014!


A-Maze Me - A Modern One Block Quilt

It's already been one month since we shared the first quilt from our book, Modern One-Block Quilts. Today we get to share the second! 
If you're just now following along you can read all about our book Modern One-Block Quilts here. Our book features 22 fresh, modern quilts and each quilt has pattern options for 3 sizes. When we originally wrote the book we made each of the original quilts in the largest sizes. We have set a goal for ourselves, each month we plan to re-make and share the quilts in the smallest size. So here we are on month two, with A-Maze Me.
A-Maze Me was originally made in just three colors, yellow, gray and white, so for the baby version we thought it would be fun to spice it up and use 6 colors! I think this version turned out really cute!
A-Maze Me, like all of the quilts in Modern One-Block Quilts comes with three size options, each quilt varies in size, A-Maze Me's pattern comes in Baby; 33"x33" Throw; 66"x66" and Coverlet 99"x99". 
Maybe one day this quilt will venture from the studio to my home! I love it and want it on my bed!

The original version of A-Maze Me was pieced with Mod Basics by Birch Fabrics and I machine quilted it with our straight line pantograph pattern, that pattern is available for long-arm quilters in both digital and paper formats.
The baby version of A-Maze Me was made with a variety of Moda Bella Solids, Kona Cottons by Robert Kaufman Fabrics and Cotton Coture by Michael Miller Fabrics.
I machine quilted the baby version with our Tubes pantograph pattern, that pattern is available for long-arm quilters in both digital and paper formats.

Check out the baby version of Alternating Stars here.


Stitch Magazine - Winter 2013

I'm so thrilled to share a couple projects that I machine quilted are appearing in the Stitch Magazine, Winter 2013 issue.

This issue is on newsstands now.
This first quilt is called Nordic Trails. Tina Lewis designed and pieced this amazing quilt and I machine quilted it for her. I love how this quilt looks like a picture hanging on the wall.
Next is the Multi-use tote bag. Tina Lewis also designed and made this fabulous tote bag. There are so many cool things about this bag, one is the use of the laminate fabrics. When Tina came up with the idea for this bag she had in mind that it would be best if the bag were machine quilted.  So, she brought it to me, I had never machine quilted on the laminates before and wasn't quite sure what the result would be, but I was willing to give it a try. It turned out awesome!
When the bag is open it lays out flat into a nice circle. I can think of so many fabulous uses for this awesome bag.

Tina Lewis is so creative, she is going to be teaching a couple classes at Small Town Quilt Show - In a Big Town Way next summer. Here are a few more details about the event.


Mesmerize Quilt Pattern

I'm super excited to share one of my newest original design, Mesmerize. This was such a fun quilt to design and have my pattern published through Basic Grey is such an honor.

Mesmerize is such a fun quilt and the pattern is super simple to make. The pattern comes in three different sizes; Throw, Twin & King.

Fat Quarter Shop has Mesmerize kits available for pre-order, and patterns are now available.


Alternating Stars - A Modern One-Block Quilt

Kathleen and I are so excited to begin sharing the quilts from our new book, Modern One-Block Quilts.

One of the most exciting things about this book, besides 22 quilt patterns are the size options. Each quilt pattern has included instructions for three sizes! How awesome is that!
Kathleen and I originally made all of the quilts in the largest size, (most are queen) so we thought it would be fun to go back through the book and re-make all 22 quilts in the smallest size, baby.
So, we've started at the beginning of the book and we have re-made the first quilt, Alternating Stars. We re-made this baby size in plum, gray and white. I love the color combo in this quilt.
This might be one of my very favorite quilts in the book, I love it so much because it totally looks like the quilt is made from two blocks, but it's not, it's just one block repeated.
This is the original version of Alternating Stars. The original version in made in aqua and brown. It's a pretty combination too and shown in queen size.

The original version is made using Dainty Blossoms by Carina Gardner for Riley Blake Designs.

The plum and gray version of Alternating Stars is made using Oval Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics and Moda Bella Solids. Machine quilted with a fun straight line quilting pattern, paper and digital versions of Straight Line Quilting are available for purchase here.

Modern One-Block Quilts can be purchased here.


Sweet Treat ~ A Piece N Quilt original design

Today I'm excited to share with you one of our new quilt patterns, "Sweet Treat". Sweet Treat is actually a paper or template pieced quilt.
Imagine the sweet dreams you'll have nestled under a candy-color confection, by Natalia Bonner.
The diamond shapes created by the corner triangles look like artfully arranged jewels in a velvet lined box.
Sweet Treat is featured in the American Patchwork & Quilting 2014 calendar. It's featured as the quilt of the month for March.
I am so flattered to have another quilt featured in the American Patchwork & Quilt calendar.
When you purchase the calendar you will also receive a booklet containing the quilt patterns for all of the quilts featured in the calendar.


Letting the Cat out of the Bag!

One-Block Quilts
22 Fresh Patchwork Projects
Natalia Bonner & Kathleen Whiting

Each in 3 sizes, Baby, Twin & Queen

2012 & 2013 have been busy for Kathleen and I.... why you might ask, well because we have a brand new book coming out this fall. Kathleen and I had a lot of fun writing, creating and designing the quilts for our new book, and we are so excited to share it with all of you!
Modern One-Block Quilts by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting proves that all you need is one simple block pattern to make 22 quilts! From throws and wall hangings to queen-sized blankets, sewists of all skill levels will be inspired to create something new by manipulating these simple block patterns with interesting fabrics, unusual shapes and expressive lines. Clear step-by-step instructions and a basic quiltmaking overview help you from start to finish.

Our new book will begin shipping  October 2013, you can pre-order signed copies here, or it's also available for pre-order on Amazon!



America Makes Fast Quilts - I quilted 3 quilts!

My brilliant friends over at It's Sew Emma have designed some fantastic quilts....again!
I custom machine quilted all 3 of these quilts for them and it's always so much fun to see something that you've worked on appear in a magazine. :)
First up is Pick Up Sticks, designed by Sara Price for It's Sew Emma, machine quilted by Natalia Bonner.
Next is Funfetti designed by Jocelyn Ueng for It's Sew Emma, machine quilted by Natalia Bonner. Kits available at Fat Quarter Shop.
Odds and Ends is also featured in America Makes Fast Quilts. Designed by Jocelyn Ueng for It's Sew Emma. Machine quilted by Natalia Bonner. Kits are available at Fat Quarters Shop.


Summer Still Life ~ American Patchwork & Quilting ~ August 2013

Photo used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2013 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.
I am so beyond excited and flattered today to share our quilt today! Seriously, how huge of a compliment is it to have a quilt in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, yes I'm blushing! :)

Photo used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2013 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

Kathleen and I designed this quilt, Summer Still Life, a few years back, it's still one of our very most favorite designs ever. We just love the crisp, freshness of it. 
Summer Still Life quilt & pattern is featured in the August 2013 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. Be sure to check out the pattern and photos, the staff over at American Patchwork & Quilting did an awesome job putting it together!

A fun fact about this quilt: this quilt was the first time I did a double batt when machine quilting, the quilt has one layer of Hobbs 80/20 batting and one layer of Quilters Dream Wool batting, so it has some really awesome texture and is also super heavy!

Another fun fact, for those of you that know me know how much I strongly dislike turning my applique, well, the applique on this quilt is all turned! :) But still sewn on by machine.

Modern Neutrals

Amy Ellis has a new book that was just released, Modern Neutrals ~ A Fresh Look at Modern Quilt Patterns.
Over the years Amy has become a great friend of mine, I was again honored to be able to machine quilt all of the quilts in her new book.
Amy's book features 15 adorable quilt patterns all made from neutral fabrics.
I love, love, love this, Placid Curves, quilt, I love the illusion of curvature when it's all straight lines! So cool!
Sliced is another one of my favorite quilts. I really love the background in this quilt. 

Thanks again Amy, for letting me machine quilt your beautiful quilts.

Modern Neutrals is also available at Fat Quarter Shop and on Amazon.


Quilts and More - Summer 2013

This morning I ran to the grocery store to pick up a few items before I started the day. When I was there I decided to pick up a copy of the Summer 2013 issue of Quilts and More.
When I opened it up I was super duper excited to see the Moda Bake Shop ad right inside the cover, squee! I love Moda Bake Shop!
Then I flipped through a couple more pages and was so excited to see Kimberly of Main Street Market Desings, Circus, Circus quilt pattern featured inside!
Last spring I was able to machine quilt this darling quilt for Kimberly featuring her pattern and her darling fabric.
It's always such a huge honor to see your name in print.


Barrels of Fun ~ Simple Quilts & Sewing

Jocelyn and Cheryl from It's Sew Emma designed and pieced this darling "Barrels of Fun" quilt. This quilt is featured in Simple Quilts & Sewing Summer 2013 issue.
I machine quilted this fun quilt for them using a fun all over monkey pattern, it turned out pretty dang cute.
Simple Quilts & Sewing Summer 2013 magazine is available for purchase at Fat Quarter Shop.
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