Have you guys tried the "tube" technique? It is a simple technique with jelly roll strips. Pretty simple and fun, with a lot of options.
I found this tutorial, from Missouri Star Company on the technique. Watch it, it's cool.
What you are left with is a bunch of blocks like these. They you basically have "cooler" half square triangles, with all the layout possibilities.
I did this zig zag chevron pattern. I really like it. Problem is, I didn't make many blocks. I was just planning a few decor items for my living room, but I changed my mind on colors. So now I am not sure what to make with them. Too small for a quilt. Not the right colors for a pillow or mini...hmmm.. I guess it will just go into the pile of UFO's and one day, hopefully, I will come back to it.