I changed my mind about the backing for the quilt. I found some great fabric at my local fabric store that has glow-in-the-dark stars.
My son LOVES it.
I was able to pin baste all the layers (yay for a large tile floor in the kitchen) last night.
I did all of the quilting today!
I did an easy quilt pattern - straight lines along the i-spy blocks. I decided to use invisible thread. I like the invisible look of it, but wow was that stuff difficult to use at first. I finally got it figured out and it was smooth sailing. The quilting is BY NO MEANS perfect. The fabric shifted a bit while I was quilting. I guess next time I need to put in more pins to help with that. So far, I am very happy with my very first quilt!
This evening I plan to sew on the binding to the front. I doubt I'll have enough time to hand sew the binding on the back of the quilt. But YAY, it's almost done!