It's finally finished. I love the 1 inch binding and will definitely start using that on some of my quilts. I used a wool batting and may consider switching to that on other quilts as well. This is my entry: "Express Yourself". Writers express themselves with punctuation, such as asterisks and exclamation points. I'm just adding fabric to that mix.
UPDATE 7/30/2012 - This quilt didn't win any awards in the Hoffman Challenge. However, it was selected to travel the country in one of the Hoffman Traveling Trunks for the next year. Yay!!!!