I got it back from Laura the weekend before, and put the binding on the same evening just so my friends could pick it up from me whenever they had a free moment. I think it turned out really pretty, and I was so excited for them to see it finally! Fairly sure they had a moment of 'uhhh should we keep this?!' hahaha!
I was left to pick the quilting pattern on my own -- it's amazing how much trust my friends have in me because I practically picked everything except the pattern! I went with this swirly one (can't remember the name...) and I'm glad I did because it's not too girly and does a lovely job of softening all the sharp edges of the HSTs. Oh, so many HSTs. 400 to be exact!
Anyway we heard from the newlyweds several days after (we were all anxiously waiting for feedback lol!) and they LOVED it! YAY!!! I wish them lots of happiness, and many, many years of wedded bliss :)