I find I fall somewhere in between those quilters who do a lot of chain piecing and those who work slower and rarely use strip sets.
I like watching my quilts grow on my design wall so I do a little cutting, a little strip piecing, make a few blocks — toss them up on the wall and start the process again. I don’t have the patience to cut out entire quilts from start to finish, or to piece all my block parts all at once before starting to assemble my blocks.
Some people don’t use strip piecing for scrap quilts but I find that using short strip sets works well for me – they’re quicker and still allow me to get a quilt that’s plenty scrappy.
The next time I sit down to this quilt, I’ll sew these into 16 patch and pinwheel blocks and then cut some more.