I went to a local quilt show & saw some nice quilts that I will be sharing next week.
I also sewed all of my strips together... I hope to press and sub-cut tonight!
Thanks to all who gave me advice of both strip piecing and on using only solids. I am happy with both decisions. I will get at least two "blocks" of each strip combination.
I am going to play with how to use the leftovers, because I will have quite a bit of leftovers... (the difference between 15 inches and the fat quarter width/length - I don't recall which way I cut my strips.)