Pinqua star finished

/ Monday, 3 December 2012 /
What is "pinqua", you ask? Clearly, it is pink + aqua! I'm so happy to have this baby quilt finished - it's 48" square, which is pretty big for a baby quilt, I guess. I quilted it with Aurifil 50 wt in big looping swirls so that it would be soft and floppy.
And I backed it with pink minky, so it is very luxe! I'd never used minky before, but it was fine. The best part was that it comes in 60" width, so I didn't have to piece the back at all. I found it a bit heavy to maneuver through the quilting process, but overall, no problem.
Baby quilt finished
I used the leftovers from the FQs to make a pieced binding. Each strip averaged about a foot long - what are the odds that at least one of those joins would end up on a corner? But the binding gods were smiling, and I dodged the bullet.
I do love the soft, washed effect of these HSTs. It is far from a colour combo that I would choose, but I think it's lovely for a new baby girl. My doc student and I made this quilt for another doc student in our program. Her baby is lovely - I get all broody for grandchildren when I hold her. Fortunately it doesn't last long after I return the little one to her mother, since my daughter is only 19 and a second year student at uni. I think I'm going to have to wait awhile. (I love this last shot, with my able assistant peeking out - it reminds me of that old cartoon "Kilroy was here".)
quilt ninja


{ Dresden Quilter } on: 4 December 2012 at 08:38 said...

This is so beautiful. It will be loved so much.

{ Kim Brackett } on: 4 December 2012 at 09:13 said...

Love the quilt and your new word. :-)

{ MakeItJoyful } on: 6 December 2012 at 23:25 said...

Great colour choices.

{ Pokey } on: 9 December 2012 at 09:58 said...

what a neat finish! Love those prints, too, gives a retro feel. Cute model, btw ~

{ nursiedawn } on: 27 December 2012 at 06:59 said...

Absolute gorgeous pink for girl and aqua for boy so ideal for both.

{ Judy H } on: 27 December 2012 at 07:03 said...

really love the quilt.

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