The design is a good, basic beginners pattern (perfect for me!), called "Two Square" by Audrey & Maude, which was purchased at the lovely Amitie. After visiting that shop I can see how women become hooked on quilting - my goodness what fabric delights they have to pore over!
So after assembling all the blocks, I decided to machine quilt the lot using a freeform method called "Stippling". Probably a little ambitious for a beginner, but hey what the hell. And did I mention it was going to be stitched in dark blue on a predominantly off white background?? No? Oh well, yes bit off a little bit much there, but it turned out beautifully in the end. And I really love the contrast between the organic stitching and the regimented blocks. What do you think??