Not real proud of how the connecting seams turned out but my poor little machine just could not handle the weight of this. It is over 10#'s, I used velveteen on the back and all the blocks/borders are foundation pieced and I added a 100% cotton batting as well. The daughter this is for is just like me...always cold. I knew this would keep her warm. I also love heavy quilts..they seem so old fashioned so I tried to copy that. Anyways, I tried doing quilt as you go and the connecting seams were extremley difficult with all the layers and weight.