I'd do about three rows at a time and then blot with a towel to remove any excess water.
And then it happened. Two of the reds began to bleed. This one came clean with two dye catchers and a bowl of water but . . .
. . . the second one left this horrible stain on the back which didn't want to budge. So I did the unthinkable and mixed a little color remover in a pot and submerged the affected area of the quilt. Then I panicked when I realized some of the colors on the front were beginning to change. I put the whole quilt in the washing machine with two more dye catchers but it was too late.
The stain came out on the back but the upper left portion of the quilt is now a different color.
And there is a streak where the color changed unevenly. What to do?? I considered throwing the quilt back in the machine with a small amount of color remover thinking that it may even out the rest . . . or, possibly overdying the entire quilt.
Anyway, I quilted a 2" crosshatch over the entire quilt. I started last October.
This is the back but must apologize for the poor photo. I still need to do a label but my heart wasn't in it today :-(
Copyright 2016, Barbara Schaffer