Oh SHEEP! Here's another bearded wool-batted mess. This one, from an entrant in Grass Valley, CA used batting from a friend. As she hand-quilted, the fibers began to migrate through the flannel fabric. Thinking she could get the wool to "felt slightly" she washed the quilt in cold water on a delicate cycle. She said, "I never imagined it would shrink and mat in to anything so hideous." Nor could we. This 50" x 72" quilt is considerably smaller than it once was.
Said entrant #444-444, "I was sick and grief stricken, but perked up considerably when I remembered there was a contest with really good prizes for a quilt this bad."