I sewed the two strips together:
Cut out the triangles using the 45 degree line on the ruler:
And ended up with these squares:
Then I played with the arrangement of the squares and came up with this combination:
Nice, huh? I even had some great company in the form of my cat, Ms. Lola, who graciously supervised while I worked.
I guess she approved because she didn't do anything to my fabrics. :)
Tomorrow I'll finish the quilt top, which will be a 3 X 3 wallhanging. Haven't decided yet how I'll quilt it though.