Refraction Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

Stephanie from Quilt Addicts Anonymous designed and made this beautiful Refraction quilt and sent it to me for some custom machine quilting. 

I have found that when machine quilting on black fabric the quilting can almost seem to disappear, and, because this quilt has quite a bit of negative space I decided to machine quilt the feathers, and the outline border around the star in a dark gray thread instead of black. I did use black thread on all of the black swirls, because I wanted them to blend really nicely into the black fabric.

In the center of the star I also machine quilted feathers on each of the diamond shapes. I chose to use the same, feather motif in the center of the star as I used in the border, it really brings the quilt together nicely.

I really love how this beautiful quilt turned out. The pattern for this beautiful Refraction quilt will be available through Quilt Addicts Anonymous
Thanks for letting me machine quilt this beautiful quilt Stephanie!

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 comment:

  1. really pretty, like a jewel star. I too find the quilting difficult to show up in photo's on the black.


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