I hope he and his parents will enjoy the quilt, made by one of mommy's friends, and mommy's friend's friend:o) And I hope my BF is happy with my quilting and feels comfortable giving it away. I don't know if the picture shows it, but it's hand quilted in a simple square pattern - a square within each square. I didn't want to do anything exctravagant, seeing as it is my BF's piecing that is the main issue.
About my hour glasses: I thank all of you who have given your opinion and made suggestions. I appreciate all the feedback I'm getting on this. I'm still thinking, although I sort of have a plan, but I think I will continue thinking while I trim the remaining blocks - there are still a lot to trim.
There have also been a bit of progress on my SBS this weekend: I have managed two more blocks - nearly half way!