My gray and teal scraps turned into a herringbone quilt, made minimalist. I generally followed these instructions by Rachel, although my strips were 2 1/2 inches wide, and I made my half block 6 1/2 x 24. If you'd like to try a herringbone block, I suggest marking the angle of the strips in your first block with masking tape on your ruler. Then flip the ruler to be sure the angles match on the other strips before your trim them.
With the trimmings from the herringbone blocks, I made another mug rug for my Dad. I love this color palette for guys!