Have pottered some more; firstly have done a run the centre of my stripes quilt using the lines method. Tried two goes; one with cotton thread & one with embroidery thread; I prefer the latter. Below is the second attempt (with embroidery thread)
Second photo is of the centre of my stripes top and the first black border, also done using the lines method. Think it went OK.
Now for my first go at quadrants: done on my calico sandwich with embroidery thread again. Its so much easier working with this small amount of fabric, compared with the quilt (but getting stuck into the quilt does make me feel good).
Will try and play some more before Leah uploads Week 3!