Zig Zag Quilt Piecing - she explains very simply how this is achieved. You could alter it to use wider strips and make bigger blocks so it's a bolder look with just a few zig zags nonrepresentational non abstract , probably outsider art/craft?
Grey & White Herringbone Quilt Chick oh oh oh! its classier and more grown up than chevron. I have been trying to find just the right chevron pattern, but this one fits the bill! (for today :P) but i have loved herringbone for years :)