The Lion Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner + Bonus Videos

Heather pieced this beautiful Lion quilt and sent it to me for some custom machine quilting. The quilt is really modern so I decided to keep it pretty modern with the machine quilting, but I also wanted to add in a bit of detail with some feathers.

I quilted feathers on each side of the lion head, I wanted it to be subtle but also almost look like those feathers were weaving around the head. I think it turned out pretty awesome.

In the background I machine quilted swirls, pebbles and clams, I teach all of those techniques in my book; Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting. I used my 4-N-1 Machine Quilting Ruler to help keep all those lines so straight.

While I was quilting this fun quilt I did film a couple fun little videos while I was quilting this fun quilt, I hope you enjoy them. 

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Thanks for letting me machine quilt your beautiful quilt Heather!

I used Quilters Dream Cotton Batting and SoFine! 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. Yes, I think it is absolutely amazing from piecing to quilting.

  2. Wow, a pretty powerful quilt. Very nice.

  3. I quite like that pattern. Nice job

  4. Thank you so much for quilting it for me! I love seeing the photos and videos and can't wait to bind it and enjoy it!

  5. What ruler did you use to make the long spine at the top? And gosh you make it look soooo easy! Thanks for the video...


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