I’m so excited to be the next stop on Natalia’s book tour!  In the Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting Natalia is giving all of us the knowledge and tools to work her beautiful quilting patterns into our quilts at home!

Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting

Natalia has added a theme to the tour : It’s a Family Affair, I know for me anytime I’m sewing, I’m always surrounded by my family! My kids love fabric, and have been asking to make another quilt recently. My mom taught me to sew garments as a girl, along with the 4-H ladies, and since teaching myself to quilt, I’ve been teaching my mom the in’s and out’s of quilting! Quilting is definitely a family affair here – we’ve come full circle!

Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting

Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting is a perfectly organized reference.  The first section Focus on Quilting, walks you through machine set up, techniques, and all the beautiful quilting patterns. Since Natalia love to design and piece quilts too – she designed six projects to practice and show off beautiful quilting too! Those patterns are in the second section, and section three is chalk full of Quilting Patterns – a great space to trace and practice the movements before moving to your quilt top.

Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting

I’ve had the privilege of seeing the quilts in the book; Round and Round immediately caught my eye as a project that would look great in any size! I decided to pull a few fun prints to piece with the gray background, and eventually decided to sash the blocks with an orange print.

I had a lot of fun piecing, and quilting this little project! Now I just need to decide how to finish it – pillow cover or table topper?


Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting is a great addition to any quilter’s library, and sure to be a source of inspiration for many projects!  To win a copy of Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting leave me a comment, telling me how you would finish my project.

 I will select a winner on October 19th, 2012 – Good Luck!


Visit the other stops on the tour to learn more:

Amy Webb – October 6th
Melissa Corry – October 7th
Melissa Mortensen  – October 8th
Stash Books – October 9th
Amy Ellis – October 10th
Kimberly Jolly – October 11th
Vicki Christensen – October 12th
Candy Glendening – October 13th
Angela Yosten – October 14th
Gen Q Magazine – October 15th
Tracey Jacobsen – October 16th
Vickie Eapen – October 17th
AllisonHarris – October 18th