2014 Aurifil Designer Block of the Month - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Each year Auriful Threads and Pat Sloan host a fun block of the month. Back in 2013, like forever ago, Pat asked me if I would machine quilt the final 2014 quilt when it was finished and also, if I'd share a few machine quilting tips during the year.

I was thrilled and honored to be asked to quilt the quilt, after hit hangs out at Quilt Market in a few weeks it'll live in the Aurifil offices in Italy. How cool is that?!?!

 Because the quilt is a "sampler" style quilt I knew I needed to do some really cool free-motion, custom machine quilting. This was my very first time to use Auriful thread on my long-arm, and to be quite honest, I was a little nervous, Gammill's although amazing machines, they can be a little sensitive when it comes to threads. I was not disappointed with the Aurifil thread, it ran beautifully through my machine. YAY!

I just love how it turned out, I had a hard time mailing this one back. :)

Check out Pat's blog and the Aurifil blog for more details about the free-pattern.

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. I love the setting done to look like Spools. Perfect for the Aurifil offices! Did you get a Giant Spool of Aurifil, like Pat got at Houston last year??? If not you need to talk to Alex...

  2. Oh, Natalia, this is your best ever!

  3. Awesome job on this Natalia! Your quilting is always spectacular. It's also nice to know if I ever get a long arm that I can continue using Aurifil Thread! It's the best thread ever!! #threadmatters #aurilove

  4. Stunning, absolutely beautiful.

  5. It is just gorgeous! You did a fabulous job as always!

  6. You did an absolutely fantastic job quilting this quilt. Your work just makes this quilt. Gorgeous. #CreativeGoodness


  7. This is stunning! Beautiful Natalia


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