The sashing fabric that I ordered arrived on friday but there was a mistake in the ad for the border/backing fabric and I couldn't get the amount I needed. So I canceled that part of the order and, fortunately, was able to find what I needed locally. Here's a pic of the pattern I'm using alongside the fabric samples.
Actually I'm kind of relieved to have more time so I can enjoy the process and probably do a better job in the long run.
As for tonight, I'm off with a friend to a movie we've been looking forward to. We've both read the book (well I'm ALMOST finished) and hoping the movie version won't disappoint.