Custom Machine Quilting Feathers by Natalia Bonner

Betty made this gorgeous quilt as a gift for her grandson. It's just stunning. When Betty sent it to me she asked me to custom machine quilt it for her. She really loves feathers, and so do I, so I knew this was going to be a fun quilt to machine quilt.

Along the outside of the quilt there is a large negative area, I knew this was an area where I could really add some fun border detail. I decided to use a couple of curved rulers and play around with feathers. I love the border that I was able to create in this negative space.

On each of the blocks I also added feathers in wherever I could. So on each of the triangles I machine quilted a fun feather motif.

It turned out so beautiful, thanks for letting me machine quilt your beautiful quilt Betty!

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. 

My machine quilting is done on a Gammill Premier Stitch Regulated Long-Arm Machine.

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. The quilt and the quilting are completely gorgeous!! :)

  2. Very pretty. Love the colors and Betty's piecing is perfect. So impressed with your quilting as always!

  3. Both quilt and quilting are a treat for the eyes! I am currently obsessing over feathers and trying to learn them. I love them! We'll see how I did in my next finish post!


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