I saw a herringbone quilt somewhere or other out there in blogland and knew I had to have one. I tend to make everything very small since a. I have a short attention span b. sewing time is becoming increasingly limited BUT I knew this one wasn't going into the Etsy shop and as the people around here are getting bigger the quilts are going to have to keep up.
I believe the traditional method for these is half square triangles but I couldn't bear the thought of making that many identical pieces. So I tried a kind of freestyle method...that I wouldn't necessarily recommend. I sewed straight strips together and cut them on the bias, which probably did save lots of time but it was much harder to be accurate than I had anticipated and there are an awful lot of puckers where I struggled to get seams to match up.