Flea Market Flower Pot - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Donna made this beautiful flower pot quilt and sent it to me for some custom quilting. A few months back I custom machine quilted a quilt from the same pattern from Nancy and I loved how the cross-hatching that I quilted turned out, so I decided to quilt Donna's quilt the exact same. :)

The quilt is just so classic, I knew that traditional type quilting really would fit best. 
As I was marking  my lines for cross-hatching I shared a little snippet of this quilt on instagram and facebook and had a few questions about cross-hatching, so I thought I'd answer a few of them here. I do got into a bit more detail about cross-hatching in my new book; Next Steps in Machine Quilting.

Q: What do you use to mark your quilts? 
A: I prefer to use a blue Mark-B-Gone marker or a blue Water Erasable Fabric Marking Pen.

Q: When cross-hatching do you stop and start at every end?
A: No, I stitch in the ditch to travel and eliminate as many stops and stars as possible.

For more tips about applique and information about this pattern visit Nancy Thornburg's blog.

Thanks for letting me quilt another one of your beautiful quilts Donna!

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. What a cute quilt, and the quilting is awesome!

  2. Beautiful, love the mini cross hatching on the corner stones.

  3. The crosshatching is perfect on this one.


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