Applique Flowers - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Martine made this fun applique quilt and sent it to me for some custom machine quilting. The quilt was actually made from a double gauze fabric with cotton flowers applique'd onto it.

Because it was made with the double gauze fabric I knew that I needed to use a really soft batting to keep the quilt soft. So Martine and I decided that Quilters Dream Wool would be the perfect fit for this quilt.

If you know me well you know that I love the extra texture that you can add to a quilt by using wool batting, specifically the Quilters Dream Wool batting.

I machine quilted one of my favorite background fillers, the swirl feather in the all of the background. (I teach step-by-step how to quilt this pattern in my book; Next Steps in Machine Quilting.) Then I machine quilted an echo in each flower petal with a swirl in the center of each of the applique centers. 

I really love how it turned out! Thanks for letting me machine quilt this beautiful quilt Kathy!

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

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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 Next Steps in Machine Quilting and Visual Guide to Machine Quilting Feathers.


  1. Another cute quilted top and love the applique flowers. Sure looks very soft and snuggly.

  2. Simply beautiful! I love your work!

    1. I just love seeing the things you quilt. It so fun to try and figure out how a quilting pattern was sewn. I'm curious how you quilted this without a lot of stopping and starting. What was your path on the flowers?

  3. Está quedando hermosísimo! Me encantan los colores que escogiste


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