It certainly is a good option for hiding little bits of the truly unappealing (and I had accumulated some stuff that was really not to my taste along the way). The piecing was almost entirely random. Occasionally I put two things side by side and just couldn't bring myself to sew them together, but mostly I just picked up whatever came to hand, working on the principle that over-thinking it probably wouldn't improve things. In the true spirit of making do this has an army surplus blanket inside instead of quilters wadding. I really like the weight that old blankets give; there's something really comforting about cuddling up under something substantial, but boy it's hard on the hands when you quilt!