I tried to duplicate Malka Dubrawsky’s zig zag quilting on my Honeycomb quilt.
Without much luck. I just couldn’t get the hang of the smooth zig zagging, without pointy curves…. Anyone else tried this stitch? Can you share how you did it? I really, really wanted to use this style but just couldn’t get the hang of it.
This is Malka’s example straight from her book Fresh Quilting. I love this book. So many inspiring ideas.
Then I turned to stippling.
And I wasn’t any happier with that. At least I could do that one. Though this is not a good example, it was just a thread wasting test. I’m not sure why I wasn’t happy with that. Maybe the thought of turning this humongous quilt under the throat of my machine was too much? Maybe it because it seems as if stippling is? Over used? Too common? Too girly? I’m not sure, but not crazy about it on this quilt.
I considered hand quilting, but somehow that wasn’t the look I really wanted, either.
Apparently no one else on the World Wide Web has created a quilt like this. Really??? I am on my own for quilting ideas?
I decided to try outline quilting, which is generally my go to style for quilting both by hand and machine. Using my Accufeed, dual feed foot, I stitched about 1/4″ on each side of the vertical seams, then again 1-1/4″ from that same vertical seam. It only took dots, not full fledged marking, to keep the inner stitching rows aligned.
I think I found what I was looking for!