There are several holes, tattered areas, frays and worn spots. This, imo, adds to the unique charm you can only find with age. The backing is small Navy blue mini check cotton fabric.
This quilt was never used by me and I only had it for display. It is freshly laundered and ready to use. All of my items are created using vintage, old, worn, used and aged linens. I do soak and treat for stains before assembling my items. Signs of wear, fading, flaws, spots are to be expected.