Talk about a long haul! I started this project in October of 2011. It has nearly been a year and a half!
I'm very happy with the results. Afghan blankets take a lot of effort to make, it turns out.
I cheated with the last row - I couldn't find any more aqua so I just replaced the aqua square with the light green.
The border uses this crochet puff stitch edging tutorial, and turned out pretty good. I was going to use black, but I figured it would look to harsh so opted for the dark green instead. Turns out it was a good decision as the puff stitch uses a lot of yarn, and I didn't really have that much black.
I'm pretty excited to test it out when the weather gets a little colder!