This is Iris's Saw Blades quilt and you can find this traditional block pattern at a great online site called Quilters Cache. This website is an amazing resource if your looking for any block patterns. Iris used beautiful bright colours for her quilt and a orange Minkie for the back!
I suggested she use Black Poly batting for this quilt and so we used Black Quilters Dream Poly. With this being a queen size quilt and having Minkie on the back it is a very heavy quilt so added a poly batting keeps it from getting too heavy. Also the extra loft of poly helps reduce the Minkie fibres from bearding to the top which they like to do! Using black batting made sense as the background fabric is black and the thread I used was black So Fine thread on top and backing. Using black thread on the back looks fine as it blends well into the Minkie fibres.
You can see it was snowing lightly as I was taking these pictures ( in a -33'c windchill!)