I finished all the motifs for my octagon blanket. There are two joining mistakes that I know of, but I think the pattern is so busy that I was able to hide them well - or well enough.
Now I have to edge the blanket. There is so much going on with this that I think a very simple solid border is all that is needed.
I also already took advantage of a sale at Knitting-Warehouse and ordered yarn in 8 pastel colors to start another of this design in real baby colors.