The batting I used is Fusi-Boo, a fusible bamboo, and the package instructions recommended washing before using the finished quilt. That seemed wise, particularly on a baby quilt, so I did.
Here is the quilt AFTER washing and drying:
Detail shot of the best quilting. I like this simple swirl I came up with and hope to improve the center area where the swirls cross on the next quilt.
The hardest thing for me with the free-motion quilting, currently, is choosing how/what designs to use on each project/area. As I get a few good designs under my belt, I think that will get easier to decide. The baby won't care...