I hate cutting fabric. I never really liked it, but if I am going to make quilts, then it must be done. I have a Sizzix from my scrapbooking days and I purchased a few quilting dies to go with it. I use them often. Well, for these 3 quilts I splurged and bought a June Taylor Shape Cut Ruler. Of course I used a 50% off at Joann's. Oh my goodness, how did I ever get along without this!!! I've used my Sizzix to cut strips before, but this allowed me to cut 4 strips at 2 inches and 2 strips at 1.5 inches. And I always cut about 6 layers of fabric at a time. It made cutting through the "scraps" so easy. I was able to breeze through the fabric that was given to me and make quite a dent in my stash.
I just need to cut some more grey half square triangles and I can use these quilts as leaders and enders while I finish Aaron's quilt. His takes a bit more thought while sewing. But it is going to look great in the end. I sure hope he still likes those colors when it is finished...LOL