Diane’s next quilt. The pattern is called Fade Out and can be found here.
I created the digital design in IQ using the geometrics file. I chose the serpentine line and modified it until I had a nice long, shallow wave.
Superior Omni thread in Harbor blue and Warm and White cotton batt.
This was essentially quilted twice. I loaded the quilt along the length which was 92″ and quilted the waves. Then I took it off and reloaded along the shorter (62″) width and quilted the lines to create the grid. I will add some recommendations below the photos.
1 – It can be difficult to find a point to realign to with just long smooth lines to work with. So take your time when you realign. I have not yet updated to the newest IQ edition. I understand there is an added way to realign in that edition.
2- Your life with be much easier of you have a nicely pieced and pressed top to work with as I did. I can imagine pleating issues if there were any fullness with in the top.
3 – Use a flat batt. Again any puffiness with in the quilt sandwich could lead to problems with pleating when you start quilting the crossing lines that create the grid. The batt used here was a Warm and White cotton.
4 – When you take the quilt off to turn it you want to check the sides you are loading and make sure they are straight. Mine were not so I trimmed them using an inner seam line as a guide for my ruler.