I am well into my Labyrinth quilt, having not punched a hole through a wall or curled up under the sewing table in a fetal position after my dumb ass mistake. The really stupid thing about it was that I had chosen all the colors directly from the pattern, which was supplied by RJR Fabrics, and I obtained the correct shade of white to go with the black and white print as specified in the instructions. However, when I got it, I refused to believe that it could possibly work, since it was CLEARLY an ecru, a cream, an oatmeal, if you will. So I stuffed it in a stash box and bought several shades of white from Joann, one of which would surely work.
(A brief aside here: when you go to Joann and get fabric cut - that is if you GO to Joann - I know some people would rather eat dirt than buy fabric from The Evil Place - does the person cutting the fabric always ask you what you are making? I always want to answer something like, "my death shroud," or "thongs" or something, but I never have the nerve.)
But, of course, white is deceiving, and the one I chose was completely wrong. It was bad enough having to go back and cut so much fabric, but have I mentioned lately HOW MUCH I HATE CUTTING FABRIC? On my weekend with my sister, she taught me a couple things about rotary cutting, and I really thought as I was cutting my strips that I was finally making accurate cuts. Except for I forgot about the fact that I'm severely disabled and could not cut a straight line if you paid me (I'm very motivated by cash).
So these were all made with strips that are about as straight as Sigfried and Roy, yet they still look pretty good from far away:
For my next trick, I will cut strips blindfolded and sew them with my feet.