So this is what I do when I ought to be fast asleep... but can you blame me? Making a Sparkle Plenty for my oldest son. His birthday is fast approaching and he REALLY liked the star pattern so I want to make this for him. He is very tactile - he loves to touch and feel things - so I am considering to use some very soft, thick fleece as a backing. I would prefer to make it in cotton but I know he will get a kick out of having a quilt that feels soft, so I might have to compromise on my own liking for this particular quilt.