so first i cut the fat quarters into 4"x4" squares-you should be able to get 20 squares from each color, plus a few scraps. i'm keeping the long strip along the top-i'm thinking about sewing them together as a spectrum strip across the back of the quilt.
when you're done you should have a pretty big pile of squares, some scraps, and a pile of long strips in each color.
then i sorted them into light/medium/dark colors. i probably should've done this first...before i cut them into a million teeny tiny squares...
then i laid them out-you should have exactly enough squares to make a quilt that is 20x21 squares. i put the darker colors more toward the edge and the lighter colors toward the center.
i got about half way through sewing this together when i ran out of thread...but on the plus side i guess that gives me time to choose fabric for the back and binding.