I had this stack of half yards of Marcus Fabrics which I had purchased at a quilt show.......
.......and this stack of brights that my friend Rose Mary had given me when she was my Secret Quilter.
What gorgeous colors! I was a happy girl!!
But not for long. I am normally not a pre-washer, but I got to thinking about how this quilt would be totally ruined if these colors happen to bleed onto that white background. I had to leave the house pretty soon so I didn't have enough time to properly test the fabrics. I just chose one from each line, wet the ends with hot water, and laid them out on a paper towel.
The aqua didn't bleed as badly as the pink, but it did bleed, and there was no time left to set the colors.
I needed to leave the house in just a few minutes and I only had three pillowcases packed to work on.
I ran into my sewing room, grabbed a Moda Jelly Roll, a stack of muslin, and a box of 2" squares, then threw them into my tote bag with no plan whatsoever and hit the road!
(.......to be continued.......)