This started with black 2 inch squares. I cut strips 2 1/2 inches wide and about 3 yards long of each color. I would sew all the black blocks to the first strip then cut them apart. Turn the block and start with the next color strip and sew on. I did have to hang an example in front of me to keep me on track some times. It took me about 3 hours to cut it out and the piecing was less than a day. Super fast way to roll with a log cabin.