I finished adding sections 4 & 5 to the babette last night. I love how it's coming together. I keep finding new favorite squares.
I'm doing this blanket in sections like the pattern suggests. And instead of sewing all the squares together, I'm slip stitching them together. I don't feel like using a needle too much, I use it enough to weave in all the ends and there are less chances to stab myself this way! (I've got a few wounds already) The slip stitching doesn't make the back look too neat but I'm not all that concerned with it, as long as I'm happy with the front.