This is the quilt I just made for my new(-ish) nephew (who is probably crawling by now).
Better late than never, though, right?
Before making this quilt, I had never attempted to piece minky. It was, shall we say, interesting. After I sewed my rectangles in to rows, I thought, "What's the big deal with minky? This isn't THAT bad to sew." Yeah...then I sewed the rows together and I understood. S-t-r-e-a-t-c-h-y. Yikes. My walking foot kept freaking out and skipping stitches (though that may have been a machine-cleaning and maintenance issue).
In the end, it all turned out okay and I even had some fun adding some applique stars which happened to match the backing perfectly.
I made the stars out of ironed bumpy minky (which I guess would just make it minky, then, huh?) Anyway...mostly I ironed it because I was curious about exactly why one quilt shop I visited about five years ago had a billion signs around their store that said DO NOT IRON BUMPY MINKY. And you know how I am...I've though about those signs every time I've encountered minky for the past five years. And then...I ironed it! It ended up working out splendidly for my application.
And I really love how the red stars tie the minky side together with the backing.