I've fulfilled part of my sentence and have washed some of my quilts. On Sunday I was able to do the 3 teacher quilts plus Thistles and Vines.
I am tickled beyond measure to report that they came out beautifully. Not one of them ran. At all. I used Color Catchers but I forgot to throw them in with the green quilt and it still came out perfect.
Relieved that they didn't run? Absolutely. I was sooooo nervous. I kept watching the machine run (mine has a seen through lid). I kept thinking I saw color in the water but I think it was just reflections off of the steel tub. Each time until the machine finished its cycle, the bell went off and the lid unlocked so I could inspect the results, I was sweating bullets.
Jammer's Sound the Alarm quilt and Sunshine's Loving Sunshine quilt still need to be washed but they will have to wait until another time. The end of school is this week and I am super mega busy. With all the red fabrics in the Sound the Alarm quilt I am over the top anxious about washing that one. If any fabrics are going to run, it would likely be some of the ones in that quilt. I sure hope I can report later that my fears were unfounded but we'll have to wait and see.