Here's the QOV quilt top after its 24 hour soak. The dingy blurred look is just poor photography. Rest assured the soak was a complete success and the white is white and the red and blue are where they belong. The top needs a careful ironing and then it can be layered and quilted. This has given me more confidence...which I need before I soak a finished quilt that I know will bleed and that has a commercial fabric that could have a second career as a dye catcher sheet.
It has taken me a while to reconstruct the ins and outs of weaving. So it is a slow go. The warp is 510 ends of pearl cotton, about 34 inches across. I can't say more because it's a surprise for my sister. Oops.
Tommy has joined me in the room with the loom but is obviously reminiscing about his two day stupor in front of the wood stove.