Way, way, way back in August of 2011 I had some piles of squares cut and ready to go.
Did I ever mention my plan of attack? Because the donated fabric was all shapes and sizes, I wanted to maximize fabric usage, and ease of construction. So I cut three sizes of squares, maximizing fabric as I went. 10", 5.5", & 3".
Then in October, on our bi-annual trip to the UP of Michigan, I pieced like crazy and ended up with four workable quilt tops.