What are you most proud of? The curved piecing is small and finicky. I was using Ruth McDowell's freezer paper method, and somewhere she suggests that you shouldn't sew a curved seam shorter than 1". This is the first time I broke that rule. It's also one of the very rare occasions when I braved my sewing machine, which you can see in the not-terribly-well-sewn line of stitching around the edge. It gummed up the needle. I am thoroughly intimidated by sewing machines. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't bother with the adhesive-backed felt, it's a nuisance whether you're sewing by machine or by hand. Only attempt curved piecing this small if you know you can handle it, otherwise it will be thoroughly frustrating. Use fabrics with a fairly dense weave, such as batiks, as otherwise there's a high chance of the fabrics distorting when handled.