To answer a couple of questions, I'll use Dream Cotton in Request weight for the batting.
Second is I called a long arm quilter about basting but I don't want to wait. You'd think after two years stitching the blocks, another month wouldn't be that bad but I want to get going now! I had a really hard time waiting for each block to be posted. It's not so much that I'm a Type A because the older I get the more relaxed I get about a lot of things. It's more that I'm a start to finish kind of person, a do it now or it may not get done at all type. You know, the out of sight out of mind type.