Custom Machine Quilting - Sharing some Quilting Ideas

Last week I spent a few days custom machine quilting this gorgeous quilt for Laura. Laura asked me to custom quilt this quilt for her, and just have fun with it. The quilt is gorgeous, and I knew it was the perfect quilt to play with and add in some secondary patterns created by the machine quilting.

Look closely and you'll see that in the blue triangles I chose to use three different patterns and make them create a secondary pattern through the quilt. This is one of my favorite things to do when machine quilting.

Generally when I get ready to start machine quilting a quilt I look to see if I can see any secondary patterns, and how I can play on those. This quilt is a perfect example of that. By quilting three different patterns in the blue triangles it really draws your eye to those and through the quilt.
I also chose four different border fillers and quilted them the same on each block through the quilt. This gives the quilt an added bit of texture.

Laura had some Quilters Dream Orient batting, and it's just as yummy as all of the other Quilters Dream Battings with a gorgeous drape.

Thanks for letting me machine quilt your beautiful quilt Laura!

Click here for more information about having me machine quilt for you, for more machine quilting tips and tricks check out my book; Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting.


  1. Oh my goodness! This turned out gorgeous!!!!!

  2. So gorgeous!!! Love the quilt and the quilting!

  3. Amazing! Do you happen to know the quilt pattern?

  4. Lovely. The quilting in the triangles really gives the quilt motion and helps those triangles to pop. Its an awesome quilt.

  5. I love the designs that you used on this quilt and I'm certainly learning a lot more about the use of different designs. Thank you so much for that.

  6. Boy, I bet she absolutely fizzed with joy at seeing what you have done - AMAZING! Superb quilting choices, looks brilliant!

  7. Wow, the quilting on this quilt is beautifully detailed. You did a fine job following the pattern of this quilt with your quilting on this quilt. The quilting pattern of each quilt square suits the quilt; the consistency of your quilting is excellent and looks perfect for this quilt.


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