I finally finished it!!!
Here's my 3rd quilt - made it for my sister's housewarming. I have since resolved to NEVER prewash a gift quilt. The red backing bled onto the front when I washed it in synthropol and turned all the white chicken wire pink. I was just sick! But I took a tablespoon of rit color remover, mixed it in a few cups of water and painted it on just the (now) pink fabric with a large paintbrush. It immediately turned white again and I quickly washed it again - looked good as new. But that was a close call and something I hope never to repeat. I bought a bottle of retayne to wash the red fabric for my next quilt. (Why do I keep choosing red fabrics???)
Here is a link that might be useful: KaleidoCluck Quilt