The next logical step is to combine the straight lines we learned about last time and turn them into grids. Scale (or distance between the lines) will give you different looks and textures. Try turning your grids on the diagonal. Everything seems to look more complicated when it is “on point.”
B) Small Scale Grid: This one gives so much texture to a quilt. The quilt in the example is using 6” blocks so you would be quilting lines every 2”. Keep that in mind before you start this design on a king size quilt :)
C) Diagonal Large Scale Grid: This one is achieved by quilting across from corner to corner in each block creating an “X.”
D) Diagonal Small Scale Grid: Once again this design adds lots of texture to an area but will require lots of time to create.
E) Combinations: Feel free to combine different quilting designs or parts of designs to make new designs. Here I have used “cornerstone” from day 4 and only half of design “C.”
Don’t forget that you can always double or triple your lines and that random spacing will give you a more whimsical look.
Tomorrow is Sunday. I’ve rounded up some beautiful pictures for you to look at!