I hand stitched my signature and 2012 today in one of the corners, and this quilt has officially taken its rightful place in our living room with the marimekko pillows and the Steve Powers silk screen that inspired the palette. I have a very dear place in my heart for this color, and it's as close to pink as I will ever get. I'm in good company: Lawrence and Alice Weiner painted some of the ceilings in their West Village home a very similar color. I've been so anxious to get the binding on since having the premonition about the color many many months ago. It doesn't match, but honestly I'm so sick of matching. It goes with the colors and the design, and looks so much better than matching anyway. Better than going, jiving, or accenting -- it actually saves this quilt from being dowdy and dull. Weird choice? Maybe. Would everyone pick or want this binding on this quilt if they could choose? Probably not, but it's mine. It's so liberating to just not give a damn about what someone else might like, and go with your gut.