My daughter gave me a bunch of samples of designer fabrics last year - the kind you use for upholstery, draperies, etc. This quilt is made from some of the heavier fabrics, so I kept the design simple. After sewing each seam, I zigzagged down the center to force the seam allowances to stay open. I intended to quilt it without batting, but the seam allowances were still so bulky that I felt batting was needed, so that the seams would not be felt through the backing. The quilt is 60x60, made of squares that were cut at 8". The backing is a Christmas fabric, but the colors were just right for this quilt.