It most certainly is quilting, and you did a wonderful job at it! Such a pretty project. I don't know what kind of batting you used, but they make an iron on fleece batting I have used for quilted handbags so I could quilt the outside, and still have pockets on the inside (without either quilting the pockets shut, or showing the pocket stitching on the outside). It is easy to use and you don't have to baste (which is my least favorite part of quilting anything). Keep up the fabulous work!!!!