Cupid's Arrow - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

I've been busy machine quilting quilts for Quilt Market so I feel like, even though I've been really busy I haven't had much I've been able to share with you. I just finish my last market quilt yesterday so I should be able to get back to sharing what I've been up to! :)

This adorable quilt is one that I recently quilted, and I had so much fun machine quilting it! 

The quilt is actually about a throw size, so that heart is pretty big. When I first received the quilt the first thought that came to mind was that I really needed to do something to make the heart pop. I knew that because the heart is pieced scrappy any quilting on that would blend in with the fabrics, so the next best option was to make the heart bigger and play with that negative space.

For this quilt I used a blue Mark-B-Gone marker and marked all of the heart outlines before putting the quilt on the onto the machine. I don't always mark my quilts before loading on the machine, but I when the space that I want to mark is pretty big then I make sure to mark before loading.

I quilted swirls, my favorite background filler in the background, then I quilted some straight line and point to point quilting in the arrows, just to make them pop.

I love how this quilt turned out! Thanks for letting me quilt for you Melissa!

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.

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