the quilting that was showing up because of the light coming in from the window. I knew what I wanted to quilt in the dark triangles ...
cross hatching using the width of a ruler and ...
the same but less lines in the smaller triangles.
But when it came to those beige rectangles, I wasn't so sure. I could have left them as is or I could have quilted straight lines diagonally across to form a large X.
But then I thought I could use one of my quilt stencils. I love using just parts of them - they are so versatile.
After placing each one on top of the rectangle, I decided on this one. It was the correct width.
These are my marking tools. Pencil crayons and a ruler - if I need it.
Placement wasn't hard since the edges of the stencil were about the width of the block and I just had to make sure that the centre of the diamond lined up.
So, that was finally decided and done. It took me a couple of days to think about it since I really was just going to quilt straight diagonal lines to make a long X.
I think the double diamond will add a little more interest. Doing anything fancy is a waste of time and effort when you're trying to quilt on a printed piece of fabric. It just won't show up so hopefully, this will help.
BTW, I use a polyester batting so it's nice and light in weight and the quilting shows up wonderfully. Flat batting just doesn't do it for me and I find it hard to quilt through. The lines of the pencil crayons fade during the quilting process and what remains doesn't really show. I've never washed a finished quilt because I don't use anything on them that I need to get rid of. I like the look of a newly quilted quilt.