Done enough to use. There is still a bit more stitching to do on the other end, but it can wait-it's getting cold! I started this in Feb 2009, it's mostly hand stitched, and it has been quite a learning process for me. I think more than anything, it's given me confidence in my hand stitching. It lost a bit of it's checkerboard along the way, but I'm okay with that.
For the back I used a piece of silk my mother gave me. It's dyed with eucalyptus. I folded it over to front and stiched the edges to create the binding.
On to the next blanket:
One thing I learned from the first large square, it's much easier to stich smaller squares....