A Show and Tell from Darlene Reid who was GIVEN this beautiful red and pink Grandmother's Flower Garden.
Yes, you read that right.
People often offer their vintage quilts to Darlene because they know she will take good care of them and make sure they have a good home.
Some people rescue pets.
Darlene rescues quilts.
When she received this GFG it was stained and in great need of washing.
A common problem with vintage red fabrics is that the dyes run and bleed out onto any surrounding fabrics.
Darlene's solution was to use Color Catchers in the washing cycle.
Lots and lots of Color Catchers.
(You know those little sheets of fabric that have been treated to prevent color runs)
I wish my camera had been fast enough to photograph the pile of used sheets Darlene applied to trap the dyes that bled into the pink and white hexagons.
A lot of time and effort was put forth on the desired result.
A quilt that looks almost brand new.
Color Catchers were invented in 1993 by Pat McNamee of Ireland, and come in several brands internationally.
In the United States, the most commonly used is by Shout, which I found on Amazon.com at $6.56 for a box of 24 sheets.