Using the same simple pattern I made 5 squares in each colour from my pay day stash, which incidentally is almost gone now.
Then laid them out random style following no pattern what-so- ever, so satisfying. Sorry about the colours, I am having a bit of a camera issue this the evening. this is a mixture of bold and bright colours mixed with a pale pink, blue and beige to provide a contrast.
I had almost enough squares but not quite so I laid the balls of yarn out in place of the remaining squares to help me decide which colours I needed to finish.
I wanted to try one of the borders from my new book Around The Corner Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman. It is a fabulous book, not only is it packed with a varied range of borders it also explains how to count stitches around you work to make up your own border.
I settled for number 132 on page 269, I liked the way the bobbles reflected the holes formed by the pattern in the squares.
Highly recommend this book if you are a blanket or cushion cover maker.