Last year I got sick of the 'naked bed' syndrome, and made the Man and I a really simple navy quilt from a subtle paisley navy sheet set and some pre-cut dacron filling I'd bought ages previously (nice and cosy, probably warmer than cotton, etc.). Was quite proud of my first proper go at hand quilting - a neatly stitched grid to reinforce the simplicity of the quilt. Looked fabulous on the bed too.
Now I have an interestingly concertinaed mess, with batting inside that seems to have simultaneously shrunk and felted itself into a hard mat in places, whilst being fine elsewhere. AAARG!
The only consolation is that the quilting will be pretty easy to undo, so I guess I can re-make it using a more appropriate batting.
For more E.I.T.T.T.S., including an explanation see Jodie at Vintage Ric Rac.