On the sewing front I came across the concept of a Jelly-Roll Race Quilt and I was intrigued, so I bought myself a roll (Ruby Black from Fabric Freedom), and added in a few extra strips I had left over from another Fabric Freedom Roll (they actually call them "strippers" because the term Jelly-Roll is apparently trade marked to Moda, but it's not a good idea to try and find them on the internet using that search term!), and off I went.
here. It still needs backing and binding, but I'm really pleased with it.
Why yes, it was on Pinterest, how ever did you guess?
Now to make a Mr J cushion to go with it...