Road to California 2016

I can't believe it's already been a week that I've been home from California. Time sure does seem to be flying lately.

While at Road to California I was able to teach 6, full day classes and also attend and share my quilts and books at Roundabout. It was a busy week. But being able to meet so many new friends makes it totally worth it, and when their quilts start to come together, or something clicks in the machine quilting classes I feel like a proud parent all over again. It's so much fun!

I tried to take pictures of every single one of my students and their progress, but some of them slipped away before I got a picture...if you were one of those, please email me pictures! I love them!


Sampler Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Before I headed off to teach in California I was trying really hard to catch up on some machine quilting, I don't know if I'll ever be "caught up" but I'm trying!! :)

Cat designed and pieced this beautiful sampler quilt for her local quilt guild block of the month. It's a beautiful quilt, and I really enjoyed custom machine quilting it for her.


Spirit of Sacagawea - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

I'm currently in sunny California teaching at Road to California. So far, I've taught 4 classes and I've got 2 more to go. I've had great classes including piecing and machine quilting classes, and I just have to say, I've had great students in every single one of my classes, it really makes me love what I do when I get to spend my days with such great quilters!

Before I headed out of town I was able to custom machine quilt some really amazing quilts. This one, Spirit of Sacagawea, was absolutely gorgeous and I had a great time custom machine quilting this quilt for Deb.


Edge to Edge Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

I love custom machine quilting, however, I do not think that every quilt needs to have custom machine quilting. I believe there is a place for both edge to edge and custom quilting. 
Cat designed and made this beautiful quilt. Cat chose to have me machine quilt an edge to edge pattern on this quilt and I absolutely love how it turned out. I love the playful feathers mixed with some swirls. 


Gravity Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Angie made this beautiful Gravity quilt. She did a fabulous job piecing it and I was excited to custom machine quilt it for her.


Social Butterfly - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Marge made this adorable purple version of the Social Butterfly quilt. When Marge sent me this quilt she told me about her granddaughter who loves purple and butterflies, so this quilt is a special gift for her granddaughter. :)

Marge loved how I had custom machine quilted the original Social Butterfly quilt and wanted me to machine quilt her quilt something similar.


Charm Box Quilt - Fat Quarter Shop's Top 10 Videos of 2015 - Win a $100 Fat Quarter Shop Gift Card!

Over the past year my friends over at Fat Quarter Shop have had fun creating some great patterns and YouTube videos to go along with those patterns. I was lucky enough to be able to sew a few quilts along with Fat Quarter Shop. 

I made the:

They were all fast and fun projects to make!

My very most favorite of those was the Charm Box Quilt, I loved how fast that quilt went together, it's the perfect little quilt for a gift, and I love that the pattern includes instructions for a mini quilt as well.