Caveat - Yes, I probably should be able to figure this out on my own, but don't you like the give and take of asking questions & getting answers?
1. I have a collection of CW Reproductions (I know many people find this hard to believe - myself too on occasion.) & shirtings that are just about even at 75 pieces (generally fat quarters) each.
2. I want to make a checkerboard quilt where the squares started out life as 2.5 inches cut.
A. Cut "X" number (I have no idea how many, really - I should have started there, right?) of each and sew them together 1 by 1. I have some 5 inch charms included in my collection that I would really like to use.
B. Sew 1 light strip to 1 dark strip, sub-cut ever 2.5 inches & then make 4-patches, etc. until the quilt is big enough.
C. Sew strata of 6 (light, dark, light, dark, light, dark), sub-cut every 2.5 inches & them make 36-patch blocks.
Which is wisest, A. B. or C. (remember the charms that I want to use & that while some are fat quarters, others are not & several of those fat quarters are missing bits...)?
If I go with C. (& Perhaps make a couple extra 6 piece strips using the charms & other extras that might be found after cutting for the strata to add in) will there be enough Variety in the piecing? Or will I (you) see the dark flag fabric next to the striped shirting all the time?
Using the 2.5 inches cut as a given, how many of each would I need to make a quilt that is about 80 inches square when finished? How many 36 patches would that take?
Do you want to see the collections?
Everything from poison green to chrome yellow. Are my double pinks to light? Am I missing any color/theme?
Do you have any scraps/strips that you would like to add to my collection?
Would anyone want my leftovers?
Any other advice?