Fast forward to now and the quilt is finally done (although the constant snowfall makes me think it's still January some days).
My circle mates did a beautiful job with the blocks. I asked everyone to make one light on dark and one in the reverse and I love how it came out. For the quilting, I opted to use straight lines running the length of the quilt about 1/2" or so apart. I was so excited when I saw the texture to this quilt after pulling it from the dryer.
So good to have another project finished!