Cottage Blossoms - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

It's International Quilt Market time, that means one exciting thing, lot's of eye candy coming your way! My friend Vanessa from Lella Boutique has an adorable new fabric line coming out in the spring, Little Miss Sunshine, I love the colors and the prints in this line, but the patterns that Vanessa has designed to go along with this line are to die for.

When Vanessa brought me this adorable quilt and asked me to custom machine quilt it for her she pretty much gave me free range to quilt it as I pleased. I really wanted to play up on the flower garden idea, so my initial thought was cross-hatching in the background, but the quilt has a bit of a modern feel, so didn't know if I wanted to go as basic as cross-hatching. So, I sat on the idea for a couple of days, and then the ah-hah moment came, big cross-hatching with alternating background fillers to play up on the combination of modern meets traditional!

I love how this quilt turned out! Thanks so much for letting me quilt this quilt for you Vanessa!

I machine quilted this quilt using my favorite, So Fine! thread by Superior Threads and Bottom Line in the bobbin, also by Superior Threads.

You can purchase paper or PDF patterns of Cottage Blossoms from Vanessa.

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


  1. HI, well so do I ! Love this quilting! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Stunning!!! Love the idea for the background, it is perfect!!!

  3. This is adorable! I love the pattern, fabric and the quilting!

  4. amazing inspiration. great work!! love the fabric too!


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