My first and only one thus far (as of 9.5.12) - NO Stabilizer used (and I will never make that mistake again). It was a labor dearly loved as it was my boss's oldest son's graduation present. <3
Stabilizer makes all the difference. My son has played hockey for years and I have tried to get him to let me make him a quilt of all of his jerseys but he "just doesn't get it" I might show him the one you made so he will understand what I'm talking about. Nice job, hope it quilts ok with no stabilizer.