I enjoyed making the floor cushion cover so much that I'm going to do another one - same colours and theme but a slightly different arrangement. I'll still use scrap strings, only this time over paper. The pieces are 3 1/2" by 8", and at this stage I will put them together into Bonnie's string-x block pattern here. Except a different size, and just using the hand-dyed solids in green and blue.
I haven't done a great deal of paper piecing, but when I do I use the pattern sheets from inside the quilting magazines as foundations. I've never followed a pattern in my life - so the pattern sheets are useless to me. And they make good paper piecing foundations! Win win.