Judy, from patchwork times, has drawn the number 3 for our UFO challenge. My number 3 is my tumbler quilt from 2015 leader/ender challenge at Quiltville. The top is pieced and I am adding a row of yellow tumblers to the top and bottom and then a yellow matching border all around.
Seems simple enough to finish, just borders and quilting.
But, with company over the holidays and the washing of some quilts, that had not been previously washed, there was color bleeding. So far, 4 of them.sigh.... I am not happy. I hate putting all that work into them, to have them bleed and be ruined. The last one was from the backing. So this scrappy tumbler is taking a bath, before I do any more work to it. A long time ago, I found this tutorial for making my own color catchers. I made them, cutting an old raggy towel into squares. I used them once, and I wasn't convinced it had helped. My husband actually used them when felting wool, and He loved them. So, now, I am thinking of trying them again. I am definitely adding several to my tumbler quilt when I give it a bath. If it doesn't bleed, I will proceed as planned and finish the quilt. If it does bleed, I may have to rethink this quilting thing, chuck all my fabric, and take up skydiving instead.
I am thinking of joining the Rainbow Scrap challenge this year at SO scrappy. The January color is Purple. My goal for that challenge may be to wash all my purples and prepare them instead of actually making blocks.
I am linking to:
Moving it Forward Monday
Main Crush Monday