All in all I was happy with the final result. I don't think I'd make a blanket with cotton yarn again, it was heavy, hurt my hands to knit with and pulled the second half from the weight. Washing and drying it took care of a lot of the wonky shape.
I started this project to use up some left over yarn from a baby sweater. I wanted to try diagonal knitting.
I ended up having to buy more green and red yarn ... so this wasn't exactly a stash busting project!
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease
Pattern: My Own
Needles: US 8