Ok... so I've finally put some real time into the quilt and have gotten to an excellent point! Great timing actually!
Here's the patchwork part finished. I've now adding the batting and backing which was 2 pieces stitched together to them to cover the queen sized piece. I ran out of the colors of fabric I was using so I had to take 7" off the end... so maybe this more of a full size quilt then queen, but it covers my Queen size bed pretty well. I had to borrow a 'hoop' because I think I am going to hand quilt this blanket. I don't think my machine will do too well of a job. Now I just have to decide on a pattern to quilt into it?! Do you think the Hoop is a good idea? I'm afraid of the backing and batting sliding while I am working?! I am so new at this!!!!