I was inspired by Stacie (Her Blog Here) to make myself a little throw quilt. She shared her journey on Facebook, and just finished her beautiful quilt the other day, it even passed the "washer test!" When it comes to sewing I have a hard time just jumpin' in. (Now cooking is a different story) With much thought, planning, and 3 trips to the fabric store I was ready to map out my quilt pattern on graph paper. Yes I'm that specific. I won't tell you that I mapped out 3 different designs before settling on one. :-)
I knew how big and how many squares I wanted of each color/pattern of the yet to be bought material, and with butterflies in stomach I left to head to the fabric store. Angelina came with for moral support, lol! Didn't take long to pick out the material, I mean I had been there and looked several times, so then off to the cutting counter I went. I was feeling pretty proud and confident at this point, I had my list of measurements right there in front of me.
First up was the solid brown, I knew I needed 1 1/2ft. I needed 7 squares that were going to be 5x5 and this was going to give me 5 extra squares, so perfect! Well now we get to the point where I wasn't thinking straight, and maybe the butterflies were doing the talking. Because the lady asked how much I needed and I said 1 1/2ft, and she said ft? You mean yards right? And I said, oh yeah right yards. And this went on for the other 4 fabrics I had, in varying lengths.
It wasn't until I get home that I figured out my mistake. I was showing my Hubby the brown telling him that this was going to be used for the 7 squares in the middle, and noticed I had more then 7 squares worth of material, even more then the 12 I accounted for. Then it hit me....
I have 3 TIMES as much material as I need!
1 1/2ft does NOT equal 1 1/2yards, I and knew this, but apparently the butterflies didn't!
I was so embarrassed all I could do was laugh! And I have been laughing since! (Going on 2hrs lol)
So yes my title, A Mistake to Laugh About :-)
Without further a do, here is the material I picked out!
|Solid Pink, Pink Girl Monkeys, Pink Brown Beige Stripes, Pink with Brown and Beige Dots, and a Solid Brown|
|Here is the close up of the Monkeys!|