The quilt cleaned up nicely...the water marks, the rust stain, and the general haze is 90% gone. I didn't want to soak it any longer for fear of either harming or fading the fabric. I know it is clean and that is the main thing!
I also learn a lot about a quilt while I wash it. The workmanship on this quilt is very good. Most of the piecing is done by machine but the yellow circles I believe were appliqued down...at a minimum they were hand sewn. I think applique because the seam allowance of the red and blue arc pieces is so much larger than the yellow seam allowance.
I only really noticed that while the fabric was wet and the darker colors showed through.
Dry (and clean) feedsack backingI also learned the backing was made from feedsacks. There are at least 9 pieces of fabric sewn together to make the back. The printing of the feedsack was only easily visible when the quilt was wet.
Wet feedsack backThough I still cannot quite make out what it says!
This quilt will join my other quilts with circular motifs like this Mariner's Compass
And my "Pie" Quilt!