When I was growing up, my grandmother had a pink flannel tied quilt that I loved. It was very simple, the same cute pink flannel with little white puppy dogs on both sides, plain white cotton ties and binding. I don't know what was used as batting, but it was about 1/2" thick. It was heavy and warm and comforting. This is what I grew up thinking a quilt was supposed to be.
This quilt gives me that same feeling. The front is flannel, pieced into chevrons, the back is minky and it has a nice thick natural cotton batting.