I have spent the last few days cutting 2 1/2" strips. Cutting up everything that I haven't used in the last six months. If I've been storing it, it's getting cut up. I know that seems a bit harsh, after all some of this fabric has even been to Egypt and back with me, and some is at least 25 years old (or vintage by today's description).
But, If it hasn't been used, time to use it up! I've figured out a fast way to make this block out of 16" strips and like the way the quilt is turning out.