Hi Guest, Welcome to the quilting forums, register now —or—

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    Machine Stitcher

    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Is this enough Quilting for my quilt?

    I am making a zig zag baby quilt (using rectangles, not triangles) and didn't feel up to the task of quilting the actual zig zags with my machine. I have finished all the diagonals going one direction, and kind of like the way it looks. My question is, do you think it's ok to just do the diagonals one direction (visually and for strength and durability)? Or do I need to do the diagonals the other direction, too (to make squares).

    I used a Warm and White batting, which is rated to 10" and the stitches in rows are 3" apart.

    I hope this question makes sense, I am not able to upload my pics...

  2. #2
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    14,944
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Is this enough Quilting for my quilt?

    I think you are probably fine on the amount of quilting you've done, especially since it is 3" apart on Warm & White. As long as you are happy with the way it looks, I'd call it done!
    K is for Karen .....................Cremation - My last hope for a smokin' hot body.

    Before you speak,
    T - is it TRUE?
    H - is it HELPFUL?
    I - is it INSPIRING?
    N - is it NECESSARY?
    K - is it KIND?


    Check my User Notes.

  3. Thanks jennylela thanked for this post
  4. #3
    Machine Stitcher

    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Is this enough Quilting for my quilt?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ZigZagTop.jpg 
Views:	144 
Size:	204.8 KB 
ID:	67892[ATTACH=CONFIG]67893[/ATTACH
    Trying photos again...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ZigZagBack.jpg 
Views:	169 
Size:	200.3 KB 
ID:	67893  

  5. #4
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    4,955
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Is this enough Quilting for my quilt?

    It looks beautiful!
    Vonnie

  6. Thanks jennylela thanked for this post
  7. #5
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    West Jordan, Utah, United States
    Posts
    1,290
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Is this enough Quilting for my quilt?

    Oh, wow! What a creative way to quilt it. LOVE IT!

    Quote Originally Posted by jennylela View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ZigZagTop.jpg 
Views:	144 
Size:	204.8 KB 
ID:	67892[ATTACH=CONFIG]67893[/ATTACH
    Trying photos again...
    If you can't see it from 50 yards away on a galloping horse, it doesn't matter.

    Follow my quilting adventures at Quilting Foote

    Come join all the fun in our Farmer's Granddaughter Quilt Along!

    Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things. (I totally ripped this off from S)

  8. Thanks jennylela thanked for this post
  9. #6
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Kauai
    Posts
    21,737
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Is this enough Quilting for my quilt?

    Looks great! My dd did one this way and she put the top aside. I'm going to show her yours



    Lorie

  10. Thanks jennylela thanked for this post
  11. #7
    Machine Stitcher

    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Is this enough Quilting for my quilt?

    My goodness, you are all so encouraging! Thank you!

  12. #8
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Tinley Park, Illinois
    Posts
    5,440
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Is this enough Quilting for my quilt?

    Your quilt is beautiful and the colors are awesome. I really like it, however, call me a nervous nin. I know that you used the warm&white, but I'd be nervous about the long span across the diagonal of the quilt, which would be the whole length with no stitching in-between, not even the 10" recommended for W&W. I would also go the other way diagonally to insure that the batting doesn't bunch up or separate after it's washed. JMHO, hope no one gets mad.

  13. #9
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Orlando
    Posts
    5,963
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Is this enough Quilting for my quilt?

    I love it. Its really pretty. I like how the quilting looks but I have to agree with sharynj. What you can do is for the other way do the lines a bit further apart to make it look lie rectangles instead of squares. I think that would look great and you would have less lines to do that way.

    After all that work on the quilt, for me, I am leary it will bunch.

    Let us know how it goes whatever you decide
    Karen
    Life is short - live it up while you can

  14. #10
    Missouri Star

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    14,944
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Is this enough Quilting for my quilt?

    To possibly alleviate any worries about the long diagonal span, like Sharon mentioned ...

    I have made both of my dogs their own quilt. I did a quilt as you go strip method, so the quilting holding the batting down is only going one way and the strips were all 4 or 5 inches wide. I used Warm & White. Those quilts have been washed almost weekly for over 2 years now, scratched up with dogs claws trying to get their beds just right, barfed on and all the other things our furry friends tend to do and neither quilt has experienced any bunching of the batting.

    I still think your quilt will be just fine with what quilting you have done.
    K is for Karen .....................Cremation - My last hope for a smokin' hot body.

    Before you speak,
    T - is it TRUE?
    H - is it HELPFUL?
    I - is it INSPIRING?
    N - is it NECESSARY?
    K - is it KIND?


    Check my User Notes.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •