Just had to put a thank you out there for all the wonderful posts and information. I just finished typing a long post to get help making decisions on my next project and as I read through my questions I could just hear all the advice. Starting with, there are no quilt police, it's your quilt you should do just what you want. So know I don't need to ask - just wanted to say Thank You as I start my first whole cloth quilt which will be a Christmas tree skirt.
Yes the decisions included, should I use the white backing that comes with it (I am) or buy holiday fabric even though no one will see the back, do you think it would be okay to do it in red and green thread to accent the different components (I am) and should I splurge on wool batting because I love it or save some money with a cotton batt (wool won).