Yellow & White Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Patti made this gorgeous yellow and white quilt and brought it to me for some custom machine quilting. Because the quilt is so crisp and straight lined Patti asked me to custom machine quilt the quilt with some curves. When I looked at the quilt I decided to add flowers in the more solid blocks and straight lines into the patchwork blocks. I love that by quilting the quilt this way the flowers really just pop!

I thought it would be fun to add some scallops to the borders. The solid yellow border is the perfect place to really add some fun details. In my book; Next Steps In Machine Quilting I teach step-by-step how-to quilt a border like this.

While I was quilting this fun quilt I shared a fun little Facebook LIVE video, you can check it out below. :)

Last fall I machine quilted a quilt made from this same pattern with an edge to edge Baptist Fan pattern for April. I love both versions, it's really cool to see how different the quilt looks when it's quilted with an edge to edge pattern vs. custom machine quilting. You can check out that quilt here.

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

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. Thanks. Cute having your kids 'helping'! What ruler did you use for the swag border?

  2. Your quilting brings this one to life. Beautiful job

  3. I see you are quilting on a long-arm machine, but your books appear to be written for domestic short-arm quilting. Do you discuss long-arm quilting and ruler work in your second book?

  4. Beautiful.....I love two-color quilts. Love what you did on the border.

  5. Love this quilt! Everything about it is beautiful.

  6. Does anyone know the name of this pattern?

  7. Found it. It is published by Missouri Star. It is the Disappearing Hourglass 2. It is published alone...or in the BLOCK magazine Winter 2015


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