So, I've been busy re-ironing some of my already washed and ironed fabrics. I don't like to cut wrinkled fabric - it never works out well.
I've started by cutting LOTS of 10 inch squares. That's a size that I can easily use and store, and having them cut already makes it a lot more likely that I will use them. The squares in the foreground are 5 inch ones. This particular batch is destined for a baby boy quilt for a nursery with a jungle theme. I'll show you how it turned out once I actually get it made.
Then, after cutting 5 inch and 10 inch squares, I cut the rest of the piece of fabric into whatever size strips I can. I figure I'll be able to use these, as well, when I need them. I usually use 2 1/2 inch strips for binding my quilts, so it will help to have those already cut. My storage system is not nearly as pretty as lots of those I see out there, but it is containers I already had. (Yes, I REALLY like ice cream, but I'm not the only one here who does. What can I say? It's hot here.) These containers are all still out in the cutting room (dining room) because I'm on a cutting roll right now. I had a pretty good stash of fabric before that bonanza I got from my sister in law. I don't want it to completely overwhelm me, and I do want to use it. Hopefully this will help me.
On my sewing machine, patiently waiting for me to get back to it is this groovy little quilt. The fabric line, coincidentally, is named Psychedelic by Sue Penn for Camelot Cottons. I've had these and more from the same line for several years now without a project for them. Now, I think I've got it. We'll see. That is one very liberating thing about having so much fabric. I'm more free to experiment. It won't be the end of the world if I mess up.