I started quilting The Girl's quilt last night. Like I feared, flannel is not as easy to quilt as cotton. Which is what I was getting at when I spoke to the clerk at the quilt store, but she seemed so convinced that I'd insulted the wares somehow that she wasn't very helpful. I am going to continue to quilt with this backing, though. I am considering trying invisible thread to do the quilting so that the giant stitches won't be visible on the backing.
And tonight is my first quilt night. I am so geeked out for it. I even got my "bookbag" ready on Sunday night so I wouldn't have to scramble last night. Maybe someone there will have some advice for me on quilting the flannel. Wish me luck!