Another saved quilt
Once a year or so I like to post a reminder about my Bleeding Quilt article. Almost weekly I get an email from someone telling me about a quilt that was saved. The most recent one was so sweet that I wanted to share it.
The message was from Laurie B.:
Your article about the bleeding quilt saved my mom this afternoon. My mom is 81 years old and she has been working feverishly since October on her first ever quilt for my daughter who is getting married in 2 weeks. she had to spot clean a few little finger sticks of blood and when doing so we noticed that the red was bleeding and also a little blue. She was exhausted and I said "mom lets just google this" we found your article and it kind of was backwards from what we thought as we always heard set the colors with cold water and salt. We trusted you and you were a life savor. A huge project for an older women to take on for a first time. And its a king sized quilt.
Can you imagine someone piecing a KING size Double Wedding Ring as her first quilt? I bow to her guts and perseverance! The wedding was this past weekend and I hope the Granddaughter appreciates what a feat this was and what a treasure this quilt is!
Just goes to show that you can start any hobby at any age.
Hopefully you will never need this information but if you do the instructions are always here. If you want to share this information on your blog or website you are welcome to download this button and can link it to: https://www.colorwaysbyvicki.com/save-my-bleeding-quilt.html#/
8/14/2019 01:49:38 pm
Great story and testimonial!
8/14/2019 06:25:55 pm
Wow! What a dedicated grandma! Thanks for sharing a story with a happy ending. Your instructions for how to treat fabric BEFORE disaster happens have been a lifesaver for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
8/15/2019 06:53:07 am
That is great the quilt was saved with your instructions and my hat is off to Grandma for tackling a double wedding ring as her first quilt! I have been quilting for decades and I had to think about it for a year before I tackled the fixing of a twin sized double wedding ring! I wasn't sure I could do it.
8/15/2019 07:35:05 am
I have shared this info many times with people. It is wonderful that you wrote and share such good information.
8/16/2019 10:20:09 pm
Kudos to that wonderful grandmother! Tackling that pattern is a daunting thing at any age.
Beth-not near Louisville KY! anymore!
8/22/2019 09:07:02 am
I share your 'Save my Bleeding Quilt' blog (via the website) all the time, online and in person. Anytime I hear that color has migrated... I may actually have to use it too, since I have a thread that bled... into the background... SOMEDAY!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.