Backstory: I visited my sister in her new house right before Christmas. I used this opportunity to check out the colors she was using to decorate. My niece's birthday party was today, so I gave myself approximately one month to create what I now call the Labor of Love afghan as a housewarming gift.
I started with my son's crayons, sketched out what I wanted, and turned to my standby (Red Heart) to provide the right colors. And the finished product looks like this:
It is 7 1/2 feet square (or 49 12" blocks). I used this block pattern from the Craftster 2008 12" block crochetalong. http://www.geocities.com/cdjsimon/flower_burst.html
I averaged 3 blocks a night in order to give myself enough time to weave in ends, join, and finish. My hand may just fall off!