Metro Twist - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

I recently custom machine quilted this gorgeous Metro Twist quilt for Raquel. Raquel did a fabulous job piecing this beautiful quilt and I had so much fun machine quilting it for her. I love the bit of white, negative space where I was able to add a bit of subtle detail with my machine quilting

The quilt is big, about 100"x115" so it's hard to get a good picture of it, but I think you'll get the idea just how beautiful it really is.
When it came time to custom machine quilt it I decided to machine quilt feathers in all of the prints. There is enough going on with the prints already that the feathers were the perfect fit, they didn't add a ton of detail, but just enough to keep the quilt beautiful. Also, with the feathers, I chose to machine quilt them going in opposite directions. I felt like by doing this it doesn't make the quilt super directional.
I stitched in the ditch around all of the piecing and then an echo stitch about 1/2" away from the ditch on the white. In every other row of white I quilted straight lines about 1/2" apart and swirls in the other rows. So, why did I alternate designs? I did this for a couple of reasons, the first was to create a bit more interest, the second reason, by stitching the contrasting designs, even though there is a lot going on it really gives the eye a place to rest. 
There is also one little block that is different from all of the others, I'll let you see if you can find that. :)

Pattern for this gorgeous quilt is Metro Twist by Sew Kind of Wonderful.

Thanks for letting me custom machine quilt your beautiful quilt Raquel!

I used Quilters Dream Wool Batting and So Fine! thread by Superior Threads.

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. I am in love with the gorgeous quilting you did for me! The feathers were the perfect choice for the prints!! I can't thank you enough, Natalia! Can't wait to get it finished and on my bed!

  2. Just gorgeous. It was just enough to make the entire quilt shine.


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