I'm working on quilting my first quilt right now, and I have a possibly dumb question about how close together I need to quilt. My batting says I can quilt up to 6 inches apart. The quilt is a square and I'm quilting it in wavy diagonal lines. I'd planned to do just the diagonals (which are about 1.5 inches apart), but now I'm worried that I need to have at least some crossing lines of quilting to cover the long, narrow parts between the wavy lines. The piecing is done in concentric squares, so I could conceivably outline each square without interfering with the look I"m going for. But do I need to do that?
Reading this, I know I sound incoherent, so I'm going to try to boil my question down. Basically, when they give quilting distances, does that mean in all directions?