I've actually spent some time working on a new project-just experimenting and seeing if it would work.
I had a lunch bag full of scraps...I grabbed them when I was locked out of my house this week. These were scraps thrown out by fellow quilters when I attended a retreat a few years ago. I remembered them being batik triangles.....not exactly right, but a lot of batiks and a lot of big prints. I just sewed them together as they came out of the bag.
Then when I had 3 rows and decided I liked it; I ripped them out and then fussy cut* each triangle to a single size; 1.5 inches.and then sewed them back together.
My zigzag made up of 1 inch half square triangles. These are all batiks, just as they came out of the bag, (they were already paired right sides together). I think it is a winner...it'll work for in the apartment since it is a small project and the other boxes will go back to the house....
Where I am headed now.
*fussy cut is not the right term... I cut each square, made up of 2 half square triangles, into a 'perfect' 1 1/2" square using a ruler with the diagonal seam line right under the 45 degreee line on the ruler. Time consuming but almost perfect. The 'quilt top' (it's hardly a quilt top since it is so small) lays very flat and is very nice to sew on now that the squares are cut right.