I made it for him 8-9 years ago and it's been well loved, washed a LOT, and well used by him. It was one of my first quilts (I think the 4th or 5th). I remember quilting this quilt because I really had no idea what I was doing and did some very simple stitch-in-the-ditch quilting.
As you can see from the pictures above there has been a lot of shrinkage and it really doesn't look good now. I do not remember what type of batting was used (I'm guessing some type of blend). I think that I prewashed the fabric but it was so long ago I can't be sure.
I'm pretty clueless as to why this happened. I also don't have any of the quilts I made during this time period to compare it with. Would it have shrank as much with more quilting?