Well the quilt has been deemed a success. As Lachlan got under his quilt, but on top of his doona, he was heard to say, "Best owly quilt, ever!"
Who am I to argue?
I am very pleased with how it has turned out. I used Saffron Craig's gorgeous owls, a layer cake of Moda's Half Moon Modern and some bits and pieces from Spotlight. I tried some new things, and know that I need much, much more practice.
Lucky I have several quilt tops, I have prepared earlier .... or maybe onto a new project?