i've been thinking about the old red barn co. quilt along for a few weeks now. i've spent hours drooling over all the flickr uploads of the beautiful quilts being submitted. i finally decided to go ahead and join the fun. sure, i'm about six weeks late. and ok, so i'm not that experienced of a sewer. i can do this, right? right?
i spent over an hour at the fabric store this week selecting just the right fabrics. the excitement is building. yesterday, i worked for an hour or so cutting all these fun fabrics into perfect little one and a half inch strips. they looked so happy nestled in their box. and today, i was all set to go:
machine - CHECK
ironing board and iron - CHECK
spray sizing - CHECK
happy little stacks of one and a half inch strips - CHE. . .
what? the strips are supposed to be HOW wide??
TWO and a half inches you say?
pardon me while i have a complete nervous breakdown.