I finished this quilt up just in time for my new niece Elinor to be born last month. I made this top back in OCTOBER (could it really have been that long ago?) and I've been saving it for a special someone to gift it to.
I backed this one in a violet pink minky to match the front, and I sent it to Kathy for quilting. I added a thick batting to this one, so I was a little wary to quilt it myself with the minky plus batting...and Kathy did a beautiful job with simple pink loopty loops. I machine bound this one as I do with all my minky backed quilts (it's tricky to hand stitch through!) using this method. With loose quilting the quilt isn't stiff at all, but has a nice weight to it that I love.
There is NOTHING in this world better than a newborn. I've been hogging her every chance I get.