I really wanted to see what the pattern would look like made up with a mix of colors and a mix of backgrounds in each block. Well......it kind of looks like a pixellated picture to me! I'm continuing on with it and hope it looks more cohesive when finished and quilted.
I am reminded of one of the three things Angela Walters says to new quilters, "remember the purpose of your quilt." This will go for a charity for children or for a baby gift so even if the pattern doesn't pull together when finished, I think most kids and babies like bright colors, so it will be fine. :)