I have quilted The Color Purple quilt, but I'm afraid I'm not done. I know that the cardinal rule of quilting is that the quilting needs to be evenly distributed over the quilt and this isn't. I quilted in the ditch around each 6" square. Then I quilted diagonally through the beads/pearls/almonds, making side to side squiggles in the beads/pearls/almonds - similar to what I did on the citrus zipper quilt. (My machine quilting skills are very basic - if something works, I want to do it again.) This isn't so different from my pink and brown pinwheel/snowball quilt (in the ditch/diagonal with detail), except those blocks were smaller and the swirl was wider, so the quilting was more evenly distributed.
Any suggestions? Is it ok the way it is? The distance between the almond edge and where the four blocks meet (with intersecting in-the-ditch-lines) is about 3". According to Warm & Natural, you can quilt 10" apart, but I don't imagine that would stand up very well in a baby quilt! I'm not afraid of the quilt police, but I do want my quilt to wear well!