I got this awesome book at the library, and I made my wonderfully patient and loving husband look at ALL the blocks with me to choose the one he liked best.
He liked this one. #189 (sorry, the picture is upside down!)
It's called "Willow"
I decided to do blues, greens, browns, and cherry, with natural wool as the border on all of them... so each block will have brown/tan/cherry in the middle, and a blue/green/teal color next, then white on the outside...
I realized after wetting and pinning that I should have sewn in the ends first... oops.
oh well, given that this will take about 3 years (averaging 1/week), I think I'll have time to hide the ends and reblock it.
For my first block, I think it's quite nice!