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Will we get to see this one at retreat?
ack. No, I did not.
Yes, kinda/sorta. Middle Daughter (DD#2) called up one day and said that although she dearly loves and uses the quilts I've made and she brought with her (some she has left here in Walnut Creek), she'd kinda like a new quilt to look at. Therefore ...... DID I HAVE ANY QUILTS???
After I picked myself up off the floor from laughing so hard, I told her that I was astonished that she, as a daughter of a prolific quilter, would even have to ask that question! So, I showed her pics of the quilts that were already done (some from years ago, but there's no time limit on the usefulness of quilts) but none of them piqued her fancy. So then I started showing her pictures of the tops (only) that were waiting to be quilted. We stopped when we hit Stash Busting Stars. Bingo, Houston, we have a winner.
yes, indeedy! This is the one I wanted y'all's opinion if any more quilting was necessary.
BUT ... I've just removed the quilt from the dryer .. it was still ever so slightly damp, which is OK. I checked for any problem areas and .. sigh .. yeah, there were a few.
Fortunately, only one bled through to the front. It was a dark green leaf. It's gonna remain tough buns because I don't see how to remove the bleed .. I'm open to suggestions.
However, there were a few more problems of bleed through along the quilting lines **on the back**. Very curious. I'm not as concerned about the back coloration though. After all, this is not a show quilt.
Pictures below of the mishaps:
the vertical dark green leaf in the center. There is some bleed-through on the left side of the leaf.
and perhaps some faint bleed through on the right side dark green leaf.
AND THEN .. there's the back. Sigh. C'est la vie.
at the top, green .. where the border is
More dark green. Dang, I wonder what the heck that fabric was????
Pink, along the quilting lines
I highly recommend this process. It removed blue batik that had bled on to white background, even after several years it came out. Below is just one of the blocks.
Shelley, have you ever used Synthrapol when washing your quilts? I have used it for years and years and never had a bled issue.
it attaches to those loose dyes in the water and keeps them from attaching to other fabric. I’ve had color in my water, but never color attaching elsewhere.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:
Middle Daughter (DD#2)
Nice that your daughter appreciates your quilts and wants to look at them. Neither my daughter or son is wild about them from what I can determine. So....they just won't get anymore unless they ask for something specific! So there!
Honestly, because I *do* wash all of my yardage before it goes in any quilt ... and I normally do use color catcher sheets (I don't know why I didn't use one this time) ... I really wasn't unduly concerned about any of the scraps I used.
It's obvious, however, that there IS/WAS excess dye in the dark green and the hot pink fabrics.
Thanks, Dee, for that link ... and your photos.
I remember reading this article some time ago (years, maybe) but it didn't come to mind when I saw the green bleed through on the quilt. So, I've printed out the document and will be studying it. Thanks again. I hope it works for me, too!
I put a couple drops of Dawn in the wash machine the first time I wash a quilt.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:
IS/WAS excess dye in the hot pink fabrics.
You know I have to say it! That's what you get for using PINK!!
running and ducking!