I've quilted many quilts in the last 4 months... This one done for a group gift for Marc Joost who will be moving from Calif. to Las Vegas, New Mexico. Marc loves plaids and is himself an exceptional designer, color specialist, and piecer. These star blocks were contributed by MANY quilters, pieced together by Janmarie Halladay, quilted by me, later bound by Anna Lee, gifted to Marc by all who participated. My major learning ..... when quilting on a longarm... a homespun backing fabric will see a 'pill' of batting occasionally coming thru. BUT... it's is nonetheless soft and cuddle- worthy.