This started out as a scrap afghan a couple of years or so ago. However, since I don't use variegated yarn very often, I did have two buy three or four more skeins of coordinating variegated. Then there's the matter of needing more of the white background color . . .
This afghan sat in a basket in my workroom for more than a year before I finally picked it up and decided last week to finish it off. The original pattern for the Star Quilt afghan called for making a bunch of little white diamond shapes to sew onto the edges in a certain way to fill in gaps, but I didn't think them necessary. And, not being fond of fringe, I omitted that, too. I just evened out the edges with a couple of rounds of single crochet, then added a last round of crab stitches for a neater look.
This is not my favorite afghan of the many I've made, and I don't know what I'll do with it. But every one always seems to find a home eventually.