Question about quilting __ inches apart
I've been working on a UFO that I started hand quilting a while ago. I have most of the quilt finished and got to a new section today and I have a question. When batting says to quilt 6 inches apart, does that mean both directions? For example, in my picture (sorry for the shadow), I had planned on outlining the entire white dot section that I have taped off. Each long white side is less than 6 inches long. Do you think that's OK or should I outline each seam? Most of the white dot fabric on the quilt that I have done so far, I have just outlined as one shape (like what's taped off and where I drew the black line). Since I hadn't thought about this before...I'm thinking about just going with what I have taped off and chalking it up to experience...this is my first large quilt that I will finish.
I hope my question makes sense. Thanks in advance.