I used Ann's split top method to make this throw quilt. I quilted the two halves separately, joining them afterwards (that's the photo with all the pins!). Joining the halves was a little tricky, but it turned out perfectly smooth and aligned. The split top method made managing the quilting easier, which I appreciated since this is the largest quilt I've made so far. I'm glad to know this option, and may use it again- I'm happy how my quilt turned out!