I think this might be an international quilt. When Karin contacted me about quilting it for her, she was living in Europe, and her daughter will be taking it with her to some other country. (How embarrassing! Karin told me where she was going, and I've forgotten!) It's going to be hot there though, so we chose a cotton batting. Karin actually mailed me the quilt top, backing and fabric for the backing, and my instructions were to do and edge to edge design, and I would also choose the thread color. Karin seemed to like it, although she states that this was out of her usual comfort zone. She prefers to use brights, so earth tones was hard for her. Very pretty though!