Sisters 10 Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Yesterday was a great day! So many great things happened here, I just couldn't help but be happy! One of the exciting things that happened....I finished up the machine quilting on this gorgeous quilt that Abby made.

I love it when the quilt has a story, and this one has a great one.

Abby attended Saint Mary's College, a womens' college across the street from Notre Dame, Saint Mary's brought her together with 9 amazing friends, and the Sister's Ten quilt seemed quite fitting for that. So, when Abby asked me to machine quilt this quilt for her she asked me to include a french cross in the quilting, she pretty much gave me the go-ahead to quilt it however I wanted. So, when I asked her if I could quilt feathers in her quilt, she gave me permission, as long as they weren't too traditional. Deal! I don't think I'm very good at keeping feathers traditional so I was super excited!

The quilt is beautiful and with all that negative space I really had room to play with feathers and add some fun detail, I love free-motion quilting feathers!
I stuck with #401 So Fine! thread by Superior Threads and used Quilters Dream Poly Deluxe batting, my favorite combination.

Below are a couple of fun pictures I shared on Instagram before I got started with the quilting and just after I started the quilting.
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Thanks for letting me quilt your gorgeous quilt Abby!

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.


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