This quilt is English paper pieced and machine quilted. I enjoy small projects that I can take in the car and work on, (keeps my mind off my husbands driving - especially on the autobahn!) I'm not too great though at English paper piecing, my stitches usually show on top. My friend Susan does beautiful English paper piecing; none of her stitches ever show! I felt like it needed a little something, so I added some antique buttons in the middle of the stars. I love buttons.