Very easy design, and really quick to sew on large spaces, filling them up FAST.
I used Madeira thread for the first time. It was on sale at fabric.com a few weeks ago and I know that Linda & Laura Kemshall always rave about this thread on their blog. Madeira is a rayon thread that has a nice sheen to it, I think I like it and will keep using it. My machine liked it, too, which is the most important thing.
This is a blanket for Madelyn (granddaughter) which is made out of scraps I had left from a beach blanket I made two years ago for my daughter.