Fab Friday

Okay, I have no idea what that title means, and I don’t think you should naturally assume that this will actually be an ongoing feature, but we’ll go with it for today.

First on the agenda is a little Show and Tell. You may remember that I took part in a mug rug swap and that I forgot to take pictures of my mug rug and napkin that I sent to OzzyPip. She very kindly sent me pictures that I can now share with you. (Please note that I am not thrilled with how bowed the sides of this mug rug are! And, to be really honest – and not looking for compliments – I do think that my mug rug is the least awesome of all the finished ones I’ve seen. But it is my first, I keep telling myself. And it should brighten up OzzyPip’s upcoming winter.)

Here’s the mug rug’s front and, yes, those are 3 inch friendship star blocks:

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Here is the back of the mug rug:IMG_4231

And here is the front and back of the napkin (nice folding, OzzyPip!):IMG_4233

The other thing I wanted to mention today is that the Celebrate Hand Quilting Group on Facebook had a link to this article about pre-washing or not pre-washing: Shrink Test. I must say that in my own experience, some fabric brands she didn’t test fray way more than her results. But, except for pre-cuts smaller than fat quarters, I am definitely a pre-washer. That being said, I don’t usually iron or press the fabrics until I’m ready to use them, but that may be changing since the flatter they are, the less room they take up.

The last thing for today is that I put together my first three Scrap in a Box blocks last night . They are definitely scrappy and I like them better in the pictures than I do close up. (Note to self: next time you do a scrappy mystery quilt, control the colors a little more.) Anyway, here are the pictures:

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Quilt on!

One thought on “Fab Friday

  1. Thanks for the Shrink Test article! I always like reading about the pre-wash or not debate. Nice to see the fabric napkin. We use them also. It is a great conversation starter at the table.

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