Simple Quilt Grid

Simple Quilt Grid

This very simple quilt grid was used for the Lady of the Lake Quilt. It consists of straight, diagonal quilt lines approximately one inch (ca. 2.5 cm) away from the diagonal sewing lines.

We chose this quilt grid for two reasons: The old and sometimes fragile fabrics in the old quilt top shouldn't take more strain than necessary but should still receive reasonably dense quilting to make the whole construction stable and prevent the layers from shifting. On the other hand, it is not much fun and certainly hard work to quilt over so many seams. But it was certainly worth it!

Marking and Quilting

  • Draw four lines 1" (approximately 2.5 cm) away from the edges of the diagonal 'stripes' formed by the smaller triangles.

Simple Quilt Grid

  • Quilt along these lines using a small, regular running stitch. We used chocolate brown quilting thread for our colour setting.
  • Quilt until you reach the edges of the quilt. Secure the threads and make sure that you won't have to cut away your quilting lines when squaring up your quilt sandwich before finishing the quilt.
  • The picture below shows how we quilted the larger triangles at the edge of the quilt centre:

Simple Quilt Grid   Simple Quilt Grid