I didn't mean to wander off for quite so long. Stuff happens and then more stuff, and then I kept thinking "oh, I'll need to make a long blog post to catch up" and that seemed too exhausting to even start...
I'm just going to pretend I've been here all along.
I started cutting 2" strips at lengths of a smidgen more than 12", and then had a sudden inspiration. There's another quilt I want to make using a lot of 2" squares sewn in strips - Quilted Twins Dots and Dashes. Here's the picture from their website:
The block needs strips consisting of 5, 7, and 9 squares sewed together, and the 6-square strips I was already cutting for Scrappy Trips would give me a lovely jumpstart.
I started cutting longer strips for sewing into strata, cutting off the 6 units I needed for my scrappy trips block, and then cutting more 2" units to use toward Dots and Dashes.