On either the Dreams Come True quilt or the Log Cabin Sampler quilt, there are lots of great options for quilting designs. In the red, green and teal version, I used gentle wavy lines that criss-crossed diagonally up the quilt. I used a walking foot and gently curved so that the lines crossed at the corners of the block. Nothing was marked, so the lines aren’t perfectly uniform. This was a quick way to finish.
In the blue and white version, I again emphasized the diagonal lines in the layout. I just quilting diagonal lines with a walking foot. Some of the lines I had to mark with chalk, but some I could just go from point to point following the pieces in the blocks. This quilting option was the easiest to do, but it took a bit more time than the wavy lines because there is more stitching.
This can be a fun way to finish almost any quilt and it totally ignores the diagonal lines. I centred the spiral on one of the stars rather than the centre of the quilt, so it is a bit off-set. The spiral lines are 2″ apart. I used a walking foot and a stitching gauge.
On the Dreams Come True rainbow quilt, I sort of paid attention to the diagonal lines in the piecing. I did a diagonal cross-hatch design in the middle of the quilt and a free-motion design in the border.
Whether you choose one of these designs or use your own, I’m sure your quilt will look wonderful. I imagined a quilt done with long diagonal feathers across the rows, but didn’t have the time to do it. Maybe someday…
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Elizabeth DeCroos is the designer and teacher at Epida Studio. She loves to work in quilting, pojagi and embroidery and teach these techniques to others.
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