Cakewalk Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Jessica made this darling Cakewalk quilt and sent it to me for some custom machine quilting. Jessica wasn't quite sure what she wanted, she just knew that she didn't want feathers or stipple. I can handle that! :)

When I saw this quilt I knew that with my machine quilting I could really bring a secondary pattern to life, I knew that I could machine quilt the background to really make it pop, and I love how it turned out!

To add extra texture I used Quilters Dream Wool batting. It's a bit warmer than the batting I generally used, but the extra texture that the wool helps to create is just perfect.

Jessica also asked me to sign her quilt. So, I picked one block and quilted it different from all of the rest of the blocks and then signed, with thread, my name. :)

I really love how this quilt turned out. Jessica's choice of gray fabric for the background is just perfect.

Thanks for letting me machine quilt this beautiful quilt Jessica!

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 22" Long-Arm Quilting 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.

I'm a Craftsy instructor, check out my class; Free-Motion Motifs for Classic Blocks.


  1. Very fabulous work! It is so pretty ♥


  2. As usual, wow. Your work is incredible!

  3. Really nice, lovely textures. I am enjoying your Craftsy class!

  4. How lovely ! Beautiful creative art you create ! You always inspire me.

  5. I love this one !!! Wonderful quilting !

    The quilt is beautiful also, I do like the gray !

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. I love how the charcoal makes the Canyon fabrics pop. Your quilting is fantastic as usual. It really makes this quilt a knock out.

  7. Pretty swirls and straight lines sure makes this Quilt sing a new tune! How fun to sign the quilt.


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