I saw these blocks over at Cathy's blog Sane, Crazy, Crumby quilts and thought I'd give them a try. They are essentially postage stamps except they are 2.5 inches long. But they are lots of fun because of the interlocking seams.
I sew short 1.5 inch strips together and then cut those pairs to a 2.5 inch length. Of course, there is usually some left over which can be cut 1.5 inch for postage stamps. Oddly satisfying.
Less satisfying is setting a quilt on the diagonal...especially with the log cabin blocks twisting and turning to make stars. Needless to say, my seam ripper is still warm to the touch.