Thanks for all the lovely compliments, guys! It's very satisfying to get some feedback on a project you've put endless hours into.
Bananabanana, I don't know how to reply to you directly, but hopefull you will check back in this post! I quilted this by machine in the ditch, only vertically and between strips. I used a poly batting since that's what I had around, but in retrospect I wished I had used a low-loft cotton, as the backing bunched a bit. I may (or may not) go back and do some more quilting on this one - it always looks better - but overall I'm satisfied with it as is.
"Quilt as desired" is always a challenge for me, too! I usually think fancy but end up going for simple in-the-ditch quilting, anyway.