Just an update on washing my "off-colored,age stained" quilt. I took my quilt to a laundramat and used one of the large washers. I used just a little Iron Hammer detergent. some Oxi-Clean, some non-chloring bleach in warm water. I threw in a couple of "color catchers" just in case there was some color wash out (which there was). It came out "BEAUTIFULLY" I was overjoyed at the results. I could only see all that hard work appliquing the poppies go down the drain, time wasted, but that was not the results. I brought it home, and line dried it. I now have it on the bed in my guest room.
Thank everyone who took the time to help me solve my situation. As I said before "quilters are the friendliest and most sharing people I know"
May God Bless All!