|The block that started it all|
So one by one I soaked each block with a color catcher until the water was clear. I had to replace several pieces in a few blocks that absorbed the colors that bled. Then I soaked all the solids fabrics I had until they were no longer running. And ironed all the blocks--again.
And found more stains on the orange fabric. The orange fabric was staining when I used Mary Ellen's best press. I have no idea why. The fabric is 30 years old. But the stains wash out, so I didn't replace the orange.
I'm still hoping to use the white lattice. Am I crazy?--Asking for trouble? It looks the nicest, but maybe I will rethink it. It would be horrible to get it all quilted and have it ruined with one wash. Needless to say, my enthusiasm for this project has waned.
|Some of the sets of 4|