Well I guess I got the hiccups yesterday. One of the templates was just plain wrong. How did I make it wrong when I'd made the original right? Why did I think that 1 1/4 plus 1 1/4 would add up to 1 1/2? Dunno. Seriously dunno. Brain Freeze? Early onset alzheimers. Who knows. Anyway, the template is now fixed so throw away your old QAL1 templates and make sure the one you have now measures 9" long, 4 1/4" wide at one end tapering to 1 1/2" wide at the narrow end (OK, that is making me laugh because it sounds like I'm measuring something else that people talk about in inches). The correct link is now in the original templates post or you can find it by clicking here.
So those were yesterday's hiccups which did make me a bit anxious and stressed and feeling like maybe I'm not quite up to this QAL lark. I don't actually mind getting things wrong and being a bit of a pratt but the thought that there were people out there in the big wide world cutting into their gorgeous fabrics using my dodgy template did make me feel a bit nauseous. But then a nice thing happened.
I got an email from Laura Needles, Pins and Baking Tins who linked me through to this post on her blog where she has photos of the fabulous quilt top she has made in Innocent Crush from my Hexagon Park Moda Bake Shop tutorial. I'm not quite sure if I will ever get to the point where I get over the excitement of seeing things I have designed made by someone else. It's a very good feeling and made me feel like perhaps I can do this after all. Just look at this gorgeousness.