It came out pretty well, all told - I love the textured, patterned squares in one colour, they came out really well. I think that if I were going to use a contrast colour, I should probably have used more of it. I'm pondering whether or not to crochet a border around the edge in the dark brown, maybe bring the colours together a little more... But all in, not bad. A lovely gift for our friends and their young son, and more stash busted - which is decluttering but more fun!