These are the first two squares for my paintbox quilt. I know, I know--too many irons in the fire sort of thing, but needed a rest from the pickledish blocks with the curves that, well...curve!! Also, wanted to try to figure out if the plain pieces that are from a Robert Kauffman jelly roll would shrink a lot if washed in the squares or ultimately in a whole quilt. All the other materials used in this quilt will have been washed. There are several options--wash all of the strips in a pan of warm water--maybe swirl them around to replicate the washer? put them all in a pillow case and actually wash them? not wash them and take my chances? I don't deal well with all these conundrums! I haven't totally decided yet...any suggestions? Diannalynn thought they could be made into a little pillow cover and washed. I thought about adding some strings left over from other projects and then washing. Just can't figure out what to do, but one thing for sure...I LOVE them and am so excited to do a whole quilt. Any and all comments are welcome! Am sure there's someone else out there--maybe lots of someone elses who have had this dilemma before.
By the way, if you haven't been to see the bloggers quilt festival yet, you need to go. Such a marvelous array of talent--all levels and from all over the world. It's really a fun and totally inspirational place to visit. The link for it is on my May something or other post, but surely if you googled bloggers quilt festival 2010 you'd find it.
Have a great day. And look at my little giveaway post below for a chance to win a charm pack.