I have already done the first few things that pop into my mind of what to do when your quilt has bled...scream, hunt for chocolate. There was none. I went for a glass of wine. It took the edge off, but I needed to address this problem quickly. Afterall, paperwork for this quilt has already been sent in to a couple of shows.
Three days ago, I cleared space in my basement to block my 80" quilt, which is just a hair too big to block upstairs in my bedroom (the usual place). It requires moving my bed too close to the door, making the room uncomfortable. Truth be told, my husband came to bed late one night when I had a previous quilt on the blocking boards. Maybe he forgot I had moved the bed, who knows. But he claims to have near walked straight into the bed upon entering the room. Either way, even with an 18' long room, it is oddly cramped with an 80" quilt on the floor. So...All set up downstairs. As soon as my daughter got on the bus Monday, I happily scooted off to wet my quilt and get it blocking.
If ANYBODY else has any other advice, should the staining not be gone, please speak up. I'd love to hear from you. And I know, prewash. Prewash, and prewash again. Can't you tell I'm not a prewasher??? I will be.