There is nothing like pulling a freshly dried quilt out of the dryer. The bump factor is one thing, but it's good to take a look at those old stitches. It's a nice tactile record. I love the variegated thread in this one - Books On The Porch:
Here is a little one that I made to test my big-stitch quilting skills. I love that periwinkle blue.
Compare it to this yet be washed piece I'm working on now, with it's un-bumped batting,
and still smooth threads.
I like to put a piece of old fabric in with my quilts. This dog fabric absolutely kills me. Leave it to the French: