A couple of years ago I bought this quilt top on ebay for five dollars. I finally started machine quilting it - here and there when I find the time - it's a real education. It isn't put together very evenly, which is causing a bit of trouble, but it's a good piece to learn something on. I bought cheap batting, and the backing fabric was in my stash forever, so it's costing me very little.
We'll see how it comes out. I think it'll make a nice picnic blanket.