Imagine my excitement when I came home to not one but TWO sleeping boys!
That almost never happens so I got right to work while time was in my favor!
2:57 - my supplies, laid out and ready for me to start
Because most of my fabrics were in 18" lengths (1/2 yard) I just used that as the length of my strips and cut them all 2" wide. I actually measured, but I think that a wreath made less precisely would be just as, if not more, fabulous!
I had 10 different fabrics. I used 8 strips of each fabric, plus used one fabric twice around my wreath. I'm a tad on the 'anal' side and so I did a pattern on the wreath so I wouldn't have to think too much and worry about getting too much red on one side. So, my pattern repeated 8 times and each section had 11 strips (i.e. I used 88 two-inch strips) if that helps you to figure out how much fabric you'll need. I have quite a bit of fabric left over to make another wreath or 2 but it's always better to have too much than not enough, right?
3:48 - Calvin wakes up to 'help'
4:22 - my project is complete
I'm not sure if I'd rather have shorter length strips so the wreath is a bit more poofy or if I like them as is. What do you think? Maybe I'll try my next one a little shorter.
I do have a feeling I'll make a wreath for each holiday - how fun!
Thanks to PamperingBeki for the idea!