Thank you, Rita! A garden of roses... I like that, especially since there are cats and spider webs and butterflies and frogs peeking out here and there from the ugly novelty fabrics I threw in there and they don't look that ugly anymore!
The use of Monopoly is a great idea, because, now that I think about it, when I put the blocks together there was a lot of bias pulling and tugging all around and I had to be really careful when I pressed the seams. So for a beginner like me, your idea of Monopoly and Lois' idea of vanishing thread might not be a bad idea after all, even though, like Nancy, I don't like extra work, if I can help it.
I still am not sure what design I'm going to put on there. Any ideas out there? The one-inch border will probably mimick the center colors and I intend to put a black border with white stars as the 4.5-inch border (unless I change my mind this morning before cutting