I cut many areas into my chosen sizes, using about 1/2 yard of this fabric. I cut several other fabrics too. You have to just cut shapes to play with using the chart I gave you yesterday as starting point.
Then I went to the design wall and just started putting pieces up there. You have to overlap slightly to make them fit while they still have seam allowances on them. I have the extra pieces not used yet to the right of the piece. I also have 4 more fabrics cut into shapes since I took this photo. This isn't the final layout but just a quick play time to see if it is going to work. I will replace a lot of these pieces with the new ones that I cut as I go. You have to decide if you want to cut every fabric before you play or just cut a few and play a little.
If you are making a small piece you want to use each fabric at least 3 times for a balance in the design. If you are making a large quilt you might use 5-8 pieces of each fabric.
This is another quilt that I used the modular approach for. I have 2 sizes of stars, 4 patches, plain squares in 2 sizes and large stars.
In this quilt I used the large star block as the main size and all of the combinations of small pieces made a block the same size as the star. It was easy to sew together in straight rows unlike the hand dyed one with the partial seam in the construction. This quilt was started in 2004 and finished in 2009.