What are you most proud of? that she loves it! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Supposedly, the rule for HSTs is to cut the square 7/8" larger than the size square you want to end up with... BUT I ALWAYS add a full 1" and ALWAYS "square-up" the pressed open HST to the finish size desired. You square it up just a snitch on each side and voila: perfection. All your seams will match, be crisp points, and a joy to create.