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Yes, I Wash My Quilts

I just finished this quilt, Peaks + Horizons.  Named because of the overall appearance but also because there is not one vertical quilt line in the quilt.
I also wanted to take a minute and explain why I wash my quilts, all my quilts even the ones I intend to enter into shows.  There are a couple reasons, one is aesthetics, I like the crinkle look, and the second because form start to finish my quilts get dirty.  Take this quilt for example.  I finished piecing the top and was ironing it when my daughter came over, sans diaper, stood on the 6 inches resting on the floor and peed, yep peed on my quilt top.  I did my best to clean it up but there was no way to wash the quilt at this point.  Next, while I was basting my beagle snuck into the room and ran across it with her dirty paws.  Finally, while quilting this top my daughter came up to me saying "I don't like it," and set some trash with strawberry jelly on the quilt.  Needless to say I HAD to wash this quilt.  It survi…