I finished this blankie the other night. I started it 3 or 4 weeks ago and made the multi squares but got a bit peeved with sewing in the ends lol. I stopped when I'd reached 36 squares and then crocheted the single colour squares. I fly when hooking those so the blankie came together very quickly. I also used the join as you go method that my friend L showed me when she was visiting the other week.
I've used Rico Cotton Aran weight bought from The Cucumber patch . Their service is fantastic and the yarn arrives the following day.
I have just started another blankie, I'm creating flowers and then putting those into squares.