I always wash my quilts before giving them to someone else. If I wash it once myself, I can confidently say its been washed, dried, and will not run. So, I loaded my rose bud quilt and pillow covers into the washer. Tossed in two color catchers, and set it to a 4 minute gentle cycle. My intention was wash, dry and to post a picture of all three pieces so you could see the quilted texture. I hope you can see it. (I haven't yet found a sure-fire way to photograph the texture.)
When I retrieved the goods from the washer - some of the cream colored background pieces had a lilac cast to them. (That's when I realized that I hadn't prewashed the backing.) I hung it all up to dry while I mulled over my next step.
Took another stab at it today. Washed the pillow covers only. Got all the purple dye out of Pillow #1 - pictured here. Pillow #2 will be washed again. There's one area that still looks purplish. The bigger challenge will be the the quilt. But Pillow #1 has boosted my confidence that all will end well. :)