I finally cut all the 2 1/2 in wide strips into smaller, 10 in length pieces. Not that it was that tedious — but I ended up with over 80 strips! Sewing is going to go quickly — five strips per block and then assemble the blocks! Let’s see how long it takes me to make this quilt – an embarassment to be sure since the lady at Fabric of Vision said I could do it in one day. Let it be known that I purchased the fabric and pattern on Columbus Day, 2009.