I haven't seemed to be able to focus on anything very constructive this week, instead I've just been faffing around with a few blocks here and there.
Firstly I decided to play with handstitched hexagons using 3/4 inch hexies and some of my tufted tweets scraps. I really like doing them but I made the mistake of using translucent thread. I thought I was oh so clever using this as I didn't have any red thread to use. It was horrible and took twice as long. Okay, it can't be seen but it twisted and turned like a wriggly eel. In future I will rather have my threads visible!
This will eventually be turned into some sort of cushion cover.
On the sewing machine I tried a technique for pineapple blocks that I found here http://shiny4444.blogspot.com/2010/08/karin-hellaby-creates-pineapple-blocks.html and let me say it worked a treat. I only did a couple of rounds as I was just trying it out. I'll add it to my todo list now for a full sized quilt.
I need to get on with some basting which is my least favourite part of the whole quilt process, hence the faffing around doing other things!!!