It was a bit of a challenge for me to come up with this block. I always feel so limited when using charm squares, simply because of the 5" length/width restriction it puts on any design. I also almost always incorporate solids into my designs, so making a block with all prints was a little out of my comfort zone. I did my best to alternate the brown and white prints with the colored ones throughout the block as places for the eye to rest.
I was inspired by the shapes in the Hip Squares print, which kind of reminded me of an aerial view of a winding staircase. I fussy cut one of the squares for the center of my block.
Then I cut out several strips of each fabric (3/4", 1", 1-1/2", 1-3/4", and 2-1/4") and sewed the equal sized rows together for all but the largest strips.
I pieced together the strips in a log cabin, using smaller strips in the center and cutting larger widths from each log building out from the center. It was very much an improvisational block, I just kept sewing strips together and building it out until I ran out of fabric strips in each appropriate size.