The quilt is machine quilted with a rather tight meander, and bound with the same fabric as the quilt back. I think this quilt is about the best larger quilt that Tracy has done. Some of her small doll quilts would sure give it some competition. This is a heavy lap quilt. Maybe a wee tab bit too heavy for that climate in southern California. But then again.......maybe not. I can sure see Tracy wrapped up in this quilt, with a cup of coffee at 5:30 AM.