When taking on the challenge I wondered if I would do a darker background, do a vaariety of different colors in each square to replace the natural or just how to go about color planning. My decision was to try and follow Jane Stickle with the natural background and sashing throughout. Yes, it isn't very creative on my part as for a 'challenge' but I sure did like what Jane originally did so decided to follow her lead.
When first joining the challenge I was concerned that maybe it wouldn't be completed in time and I'd look like a slacker ~ I tend to hook on my camp rugs first. But just because they are only 4 1/2" squares, once one is completed you feel as though there has been a great accomplishment and one more step to the end. Plus the fact that the rug was designed by me (using Jane's square designs) but was up to me to select the number of squares I wanted in the rug to determine size and shape. So what's not to like about this great challenge.
Be looking for the official give away post of Heavens to Betsy wool .... coming up in a day or so.