Here are my blocks laid out. The browns are mainly Japanese Leicen fabrics and the background is a very nice cheapie from JoAnn's or somewhere with a very pale ditsy brown print. I thought for once that I was choosing very good taste fabrics but the effect is brown, brown, brown. I am going to put some very thin orangy piping between the large centre block and the border.
I have sent off for narrow piping cord and a trimming tool from Susan Cleveland. I was impressed by her Simply Quilts presentation and felt I could give this a go, never having done piping in any context before.