The original pattern had the quilt
quilted vertically with a beige thread.
I tried that for about 8 rows, and realized that I did
not like that at all. It took away from the pattern. So I ripped it all out.
I quilted the quilt horizontally
with a blue thread in the solid color bricks,
and with a beige thread in the light section.
I bound the quilt with a gold solid color fabric.
I am happy with it, and hope my brother will be also.