A while ago I was in the local quilt shop and she had put together some 2 1/2 inch strips in like and complementary colours. Forty strips in a group to make a jelly roll. I purchased a brown and orange grouping just because I liked them.
Over the weekend I made two placemats by sewing some strip sets together. They are quite masculine and I think they turned out very nice. I made them different just to be different.