Vintage Hourglass Update

I know, you’ve seen this before. But since then, I washed it. It crinkled nicely, and it also bled profusely.

You can really see the bleeding on the back. I washed it again with color catchers and a bit more Dawn dishwashing liquid.

The top is much brighter. The back still shows bleeding, but it’s better.

Am I bothered? Not at all! This is just part of working with vintage textiles. I love it just as much. I just thought you’d be interested.

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to Vintage Hourglass Update

  1. jean fletcher says:

    LOVE it!

  2. Sandi says:

    It’s beautiful and your quilting is lovely. Hugs,

  3. It’s such a striking cool quilt! Too bad about the bleed, but, so be it. I’m glad you are easy going about it. I would be too!

  4. Robin says:

    It turned out to be such a sweet little quilt. Bleeding fabric is always so frustrating but I don’t know how it can be avoided completely.

  5. Tami Von Zalez says:

    I have heard of that happening, but had never seen it. Guess the lesson is to avoid light colored backings with deep blues and reds?

  6. LoriD says:

    It turned out beautifully. Its frustrating when bleeds happen, but not so important for this little charmer.

  7. At least it didn’t bleed visibly on the front, as far as I can see. It just adds personality to the quilt, right? Enjoy it – it’s lovely!

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