Halloween Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Can you believe that Halloween is just 5 days away? I can't! I don't know if it's just me, but it always seems like once Halloween hits then it's suddenly Thanksgiving, Christmas and then we're into January! Time just flies!

Anyways, MaryAnn made this darling Halloween quilt and sent it to me for some custom machine quilting. She liked the spider webs that were quilted in the original version of this quilt so she asked me to quilt her quilt similar. I really dislike spiders and spider webs, I may just have an irrational fear of them, but I really do love to quilt them. There is just something fun about them.

In the center of each white block I machine quilted spider webs and occasionally hid a spider in the web, look closely at the first picture and you can see the little spider hiding in the web.

In each of the little print patchwork blocks I machine quilted fun arches, I teach step-by-step how-to quilt those, continuous line quilting in my Craftsy class, Free-Motion Motif's for Classic Blocks. I also teach how-to quilt a similar pattern in my book; Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting.

While I was machine quilting this quilt I had my daughter help me and film a little Facebook Live video showing you how I machine quilt those spider webs. 

Thanks for letting me machine quilt this beautiful quilt MaryAnn!

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 Free-Motion Quilting Feathers.

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


  1. Love it. The quilting brings it to life.

  2. A darling quilt! I don't know why, but I didn't get the 'scared of spiders' gene. I did inherit the 'snakes are very very bad' one though...

  3. Whenever I seen this quilt, I want to make one. Love it!

  4. It looks great Natalia! Thank you! As always you make my quilts better and better!

  5. I love it! It was so much fun watching your quilt come to life, Mary Ann! Thanks, Natalia, for posting this!

  6. Thanks I enjoyed the video. One a long arm will be at my house. Dreaming!

  7. Gotta give a shout out to those socks, too. Love them!


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