I have been "evaluating" my stash over the past few days, wondering why it is that I just don't seem to like using it! And then, it hit me: I like to start with small pieces (fat quarters, etc). Most of my stash is in 1 or 2 yard cuts. I don't like working with those larger cuts, so they end up sitting while I go out and buy fat quarters!
So, I'm cutting! Years of experience making fat quarters in the quilt shops I have worked in are coming to the fore!
If it's a collection, or ones I've grouped together (like these), I am keeping one group of the fat quarters together, and then the other half will be sorted into color ways in my fat quarter drawers. And I'll still have plenty left over for sashings, borders, etc...
These are my "Cider Mill Road" fabrics from Nancy Halvorsen. They're next up for the fat quarter cutting machine (i.e. me)! It's a nasty, dreary, rainy day today... perfect for staying home and playing with fabric.