I was all to happy to piece this thing and send it to the quilter. My daughter Sophia helped pick out the quilt pattern. She did a great job. I choose not to have any batting. It made the quilt softer and more flexible for cuddling. Apparently the quilter did not like dealing with my quilt either. It was slippery and stretchy for him too. None the less he did a great job!
I have learned my lesson. But I can't deny that the outcome screams cuteness! Live and learn. Taking new adventures in sewing is something that I will continue to do :)