Washed and Almost Dried

Granny’s Got Style

Granny’s Got Style in all her glory – pieced last year in January by machine.  Hand quilting started on March 3rd for a couple weeks then a 2 week break and back to work on it almost every evening finishing it up on June 30 – 160 hours of quilting on this one.  It took about 3 1/2 months to quilt it.  And even though this is a scrap quilt – believe me it didn’t make a dent in the scrap bins!


After washing it I felt I had to be careful with machine drying as I didn’t want it to shrink a whole lot but I did want some shrinkage as I like the crinkly antique look – I put it in on low for 30 minutes and it was quite damp still and didn’t look like it had shrunk a lot so I put back in the dryer for 30 more minutes on medium.  Laid it out on the floor still a little damp and measured it – 98 x 100” that was enough shrinkage for me – fits the bed great.  So last night it was laying over the dining room table and chairs to make sure all the dampness is out of it and will go on the bed today.  EDITED: the reason for the caution on drying is the batting is Tuscany 80/20 cotton/wool I have always used cotton before but never wool and didn’t know how much it would shrink as the package suggested air dry.






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27 comments… add one
  • Gretchen Jul 11, 2015

    She’s just lovely and she makes me smile. I’m sure you are smiling too. Congratulations on a finish! Happy sleeping under her.

  • Kathy Jul 11, 2015

    What a fabulous finish … you must be so pleased with how wonderfully it turned out. And yay for being able to control the shrinkage. Will you have to continue to air drying after future washings to keep it from shrinking further?
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  • Wanda Jul 11, 2015

    I wonder if it would have shrunk any more if you had dried it all the way in the dryer. It is definitely a beauty!
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  • Mary Jul 11, 2015

    Just beautiful. Love the borders and colors!! Hugs mary

  • Liz Jul 11, 2015

    So happy about your finish. This is such a grand quilt and looks great on your bed.

    your comment on the scrap bins made me laugh as I have the same problem. 🙂

  • Kaholly Jul 11, 2015

    Absolutely gorgeous! A remarkable finish!
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  • Vicki W Jul 11, 2015

    It turned out beautiful! It looks like that batting gives it the perfect texture.
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  • Deb Jul 11, 2015

    Sweet Dreams. Granny! 🙂 Another beautiful finish…love her all crinkled up.

  • Mary LeClerc Jul 11, 2015

    Love, love, love it! One of my favorites.
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  • Nancy Ratliff Jul 11, 2015

    Beautifully done, congratulations on your finish..

  • Kathi Jul 11, 2015

    I love this finish! It is one of my favorites… but then again so many are my faves! lol Great job on this one 🙂 Wish I could snuggle it… hope you do! Kathi
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  • Patti Jul 11, 2015

    Beautiful quilt~!! Congrats on finishing.

  • Sandra B Jul 11, 2015

    I love this quilt more every time I see it!! It was so much fun watching this quilt evolve…I will miss it!! But I know that there will be more quilts to follow, and I am looking forward to that….Congratulations on completing an awesome quilt!!

  • Chris Jul 11, 2015

    It is beautiful. Love the crinkle lòok.

  • Linda & Monkey Jul 11, 2015

    Beautiful! You have got style! What a lovely heirloom!

  • Hilda Jul 11, 2015

    Your quilting looks wonderful – and I love the texture added after washing! Thanks for sharing the process.

  • Sandi Jul 11, 2015

    She is so gorgeous! Your quilting looks amazing. Did you like using the cotton and wool batting as much or more than just cotton? I don’t have any experience with wool, but I would like to try it. I always use Quilters Dream request. Hugs,

  • sue godfrey Jul 12, 2015

    Absolutely gorgeous, lovely work .. Hugs Sue x

  • Mary Ann Jul 12, 2015

    Your granny definitely has style. Beautiful finish. I’ve never used batting with wool/cotton but I like how this quilt washed as I too love the crinkly look.

  • sue Jul 12, 2015

    Fabulous Karen. Looks just gorgeous on the bed – makes me want to make one!! You must be very proud of it. I still can’t get over how quickly you get these quilts finished.

  • Carla Jul 12, 2015

    It looks great on your bed. I have to finish drying my king size quilter’s dream quilt that we use on our bed by laying it over the dining room table. My front loader dryer turns it into a ball and it never dries completely. Sometimes I wish I has a clothes line, although with our humidity it might not help.
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  • CarlaDean Jul 13, 2015

    Looks beautiful!! I love the crinkly look too…or as I call it “well loved”!

  • Brenda Hulsey Jul 13, 2015

    I just love this one! I like scrap quilts and this one is so pretty! Wonderful!

  • Thimbleanna Jul 15, 2015

    Just gorgeous Karen! What a beautiful finish!!!

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