bits and pieces

I don’t have much in the way of finished items for show this week. I’ve been doing little bits here and there, trying to progress a few different projects.
I finally worked out what border to put on my wool applique piece, for which I finished the embellishing some weeks ago.

Following a suggestion, I am making a saw-tooth border. First I’ll put a narrow strip of purple hand-dyed fabric, then the small half-square triangle blocks made of some bright green fabrics. I think that will pick up on the touches of green in the wools and give it some lightness.

I’ve also been sewing a few more New York Beauty blocks for an on-going project which will have lots of these blocks of all varying sizes, playing on the black and white theme with bursts of colour. (Sorry about the threads in the photo!)

And.. I have been sewing the blocks of the My Favourite Block Quiltalong- here is the collection of the alternate colour-way that I’m doing alongside the bright scrappy colours shown the other day. I will be posting the block that I have designed for this Quiltalong here on the blog on Tuesday.

And.. and.. here’s what’s come out of our garden this week, including the sweet little pineapple!