For a stash buster, I don't think too bad. With the exception of the lavender (I had to run and get another skein as I ran out) I had these colors on hand and therefore the color combo.
As far as the blanket, this a keeper pattern for me. I can see this is one that I will make again and again. Its fun to work on and very simple and yet looks so good!
The dimensions of this are 48" X 42", a bit larger then a lapghan but certainly can be used as one and yet large enough to cover up in your favorite chair on chilly evenings.
Its home has yet to be decided.