I took their advice and changed my plan. I decided to quilt curvy lines between the plusses. Yuck, big mistake. It resulted in roundish blobs around each plus, and left large areas unquilted. So I spent some time with my seam ripper and took out all the vertical curvy lines. I left the diagonal ones in for the time being to stabilize the layers, and stitched vertical organic wavy lines.
OK, much better. I went ahead and bound the quilt. Here it is in its current state:
The curvy diagonal lines are still there. The organic wavy lines are there, spaced about 1-1/2 to 2" apart, although they don't show up as much in this photo.
The question is, do I rip out the diagonals and add more organic wavy vertical quilting, or do I leave it as is?
This will be a sofa quilt for an active family with three kids. I want it to be soft, but it will need additional quilting lines over the vertical seams if I take out the crosswise quilting.
What do you think? Please leave a comment.
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