thanks gals! i ran out of black and went to the store to get more. i bought it and after a couple of beers, lost it. still haven't found it. but before i realized that i had lost it, i picked up the darkest blue i have and was going to town on this thing with that. i didn't notice and i hoep no one else does either. ha!
i'm pretty proud of it, but i definitely would have liked to have had more time with it. between working full time and being in a very intense full time academic program, i'm surprised i even got this done.
thanks again for all the nice words. the family quilt rocks. it's a pretty simple thing to do, too. we all get our squares in the spring or summer (yes...procrastination runs deep in m'veins.) and we have until november-ish to send it back. then my sis-in-law sews it together. it's a cute tradition. you all should start it for your families.