finished. The quilting will have to wait but I couldn't get the top done fast enough.
I was not real happy with the end result. I did take the blue squares out of the sashing. It was just way too chaotic for me. I know that those blue squares were the center of a secondary block that was formed by the corners of the main blocks and the sashing...but I just couldn't take it. The main blocks just didn't pop enough with all that other stuff going on.
I saw a few examples with the center of the main block altered. I much preferred that look but I was too far gone to change 25 centers. After changing the corner stones in the sashing I would have liked to have eliminated the black squares but, again, I was too far into the project to go that far backwards. I am hoping the quilting will mellow it all a little...or draw out the main blocks and let the secondary blocks recede.
I am a sucker for a good mystery. You just never know what you'll get. I knew I wasn't in love with the color pallet but didn't have enough confidence to change it. Sometimes that can lead to a disaster with colors falling in places you don't like.
I can always hope one of my kids likes it enough to want it. And, you never know, maybe after some time apart I'll change my mind.