In the Navy - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Kathy sent me this gorgeous quilt and asked me to custom machine quilt it for her. I know I mention this every time I quilt a quilt that is made from one of my patterns, but quilting these quilts just warms my heart! 
The pattern for this fun quilt is "In the Navy" it's a quilt that I originally designed and was published in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, you can read more about it here.

Kathy loves custom machine quilting so she asked me to custom machine quilt this quilt for her. Because the quilt has such a crisp modern feel and she is giving it to her young grand-daughter I wanted to add a little bit of frill to it, but not take away from the crispness.

So, I selected some So Fine! thread that blended really nicely and machine quilted swirls, pebbles and some fun flowers, I teach all of these designs in my book; Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting.

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.

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


  1. So simple, yet so graphic and pretty. Beautiful job.

  2. Is it possible to get that pattern now? Two-color quilts are my favorite.

  3. The 2015 magazine does not seem to be available. Is there any way we can purchase the pattern?

  4. Beautiful quilt and beautiful quilting. I made this quilt in solid colors and love it. I have it on my bed now. This one makes me want to do a two tone quilt now !


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