I cut the fabric tonight!! I wasn't sure how my shoulder would feel but it is not too bad. I am going to ice it now. Not surprising, most of the food fabric was either red or green. Since I had so many to choose from, I repeated a few of the tans and yellows. The others will only appear in the quilt once.
I hope you can see the words on this fabric. Not sure where I found it but it will fill in perfectly too. I love the cooking expressions and I think it will be a great little surprise in the quilt.
And finally, the black sashing strips. It was really easy to cut and as you might guess, the food fabric is bounded on the long sides by the black strips. How easy is that! I would love to start sewing now but have to get up early in the morning. I'm having my first day of school tomorrow. I am finally going back to subbing. I started my strengthening exercises today in PT. Hard to believe it has only been seven weeks since my surgery. And now, I am going to sew!