Downton Abbey Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner + A Bonus Video

Hey quilty friends! I hope your summer is off to a great start! I guess with my kids getting older and more involved in activities around the community I just feel like summer is going to be crazy. But I love it! However, it's really eaten into my blogging time and I just haven't been able to update things here as often as I'd like to. I'm going to try and make an effort at sharing a little more frequently, because I do love this blog, and the community of friends I've made because of it.

I recently custom machine quilted this beautiful Downton Abbey quilt for Carol. I love the quilt. When Carol sent this quilt to me she asked me to hide a little message in it, I'm not sure if I even captured it in the quilting but there is a hidden message quilted into the quilting. :)

If you look closely at the custom machine quilting you can see that I machine quilted two different background fillers, to create two different block patterns. I used swirls and double pebbles, I teach step-by-step how to quilt both of these patterns in my book; Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting
While I was custom machine quilting this fun quilt I shared a little Facebook Live video. Hope you enjoy!

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

I used Quilters Dream Poly Deluxe 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. Hi Natalia!
    Your work is beautiful. I love your quilting! I have a questions: how many inches has your Longarm Gammill? You have a computer, yes? I understand good? ( sorry .. my english is not good :/ ) Have a great day!

  2. thanks for sharing; I drool over the computer when I read your blog!

  3. Love your quilting. The Downton Abbey quilt is beautiful.what is the pattern name? Would love to make one in Christmas fabrics.


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