This pattern is basically just diagonal lines, so first you may want to check out How to Quilt Diagonal Lines.
What you need:
- Finished quilt top
- Fabric washable pencil
- Batting and Backing for your quilt
- Basting pins
- Thread to match quilt top (I use Gutermann 100% cotton)
- Walking foot
Let's get quilting:
1. For this pattern, it was easier to mark the quilt before basting. With your fabric pencil, mark a large "X" across the whole quilt top, forming four quadrants. Then fill in diagonal lines about every 2". The lines point a different direction in each quadrant, which is what makes this pattern look complex.
It's a lot easier to see the lines on the back of my finished quilt:
|1. Draw an X 2.Draw lines 2" apart|
2. Baste your quilt. (See How to Baste a Quilt). As you can see from my ugly basting stitches, I used to thread-baste. Nowadays, I would pin-baste.
3. To quilt a twin-sized quilt, you roll up fabric on the right under the arm of your sewing machine. Make sure the rest of the quilt is supported by your sewing table, or there will be too much drag to sew smoothly.
4. I quilted this pattern in the same order that I marked it. First, I quilted the large X. Then I did the diagonals every 2". Start each diagonal on the center X as shown in Step 1 above. I quilted one quadrant at a time, filling in all the diagonals before moving on to the next quadrant.
Start each line with a few small backstitches to secure, then quilt to the end. I backstitched at the end, too, but it's not really necessary because it will be secured with the binding.
I used a light blue, solid backing that really highlighted my quilting pattern. I spent a lot of time on this, I want to be able to see it!
Finished! Now, on to binding...