Ok, so I FINALLY got the Transformers quilt basted yesterday and need to work on quilting it. I had planned to just go diagonally both ways across it, but now I'm having second thoughts and wondering if just going in the ditch around it might be better. The only thing is, I think I would drive myself mad with all the starting and stopping involved with that and am trying to make this as painless as possible.
Mom had said to go in the ditch and another friend made the same pattern and said she quilted it the same way. I'm planning to do this on the machine and will ONLY go straight. I've nevver mastered free motion and so will not even attempt anything that involved curves and the like on machine.
If I went diagonally, I figure that would be around 80 times or so back and forth total, as I think the squares are 1" and would use those as a guide. The masking tape method works pretty well for marking it too.
Here's the quilt again.
I'm not sure I'd have time today to work on this even if I did make up my mind on how to do it. However, I need to have it done by about Dec. 23, so I need to get this decided ASAP.