A few weeks ago, I had started randomly pulling scraps from my stash and improv piecing them together. I didn't really like where it was going but it was large enough that I decided to add a few more strips and save it to use to back a future quilt. About a week later I finished a quilt top that matched the size of the backing and decided it would make a good pairing. (I'll share the quilt top soon - it is part of tutorial.) Ironically, after quilting, I like tthis improv stripe-y thing so much better - now I'm thinking maybe I WILL make a quilt top like this!