Yesterday afternoon I knocked out ten little Courthouse Steps blocks using an assembly line process. In this photo, the blocks are all lined up waiting for their next "light" strip.
Now I selected the next dark color that I wanted to add. I don't select all of the darks at one time for a block. I wait and see what it looks like before I select another color. I don't cut "logs". I string piece, and then trim.
From brown, to yellow, to purple and pink......it all works. My fabrics have the same look and feel of Reproduction or Civil War fabrics. I have used hundreds of strips so far, and I keep cutting more.
I trim as I go so each block is the correct measurement.
Someone once told me that reproduction fabrics were too dull. I completely disagree.
By the end of the afternoon, I had ten blocks completed and ready for another row.
It's going to be a rainy day up here in the woods. I say it's good quilting weather.