Have you been sewing along with Carolyn Friedlander for her Ray Quilt Along? It's a free pattern on her blog.
I had some ombré fabrics in my stash, but I only had a quarter yard, so I cut my strips 4.5 inches. My colour layout was limited by the few pieces I had.
I did big stitch hand quilting with Wonderfil perle cotton #8.
I was even bold enough to do a matched binding. I pieced together bits of Kona cotton.
This is quilt finish #1 of 20 quilt tops that I plan/want/hope (fingers crossed xxxxxxxxxxxxxx) to finish before the end of the year. We'll see how that goes. LOL