What are you most proud of? That I finished, I learned new techniques, and I finished the binding on the 9 hour car trip to my daughters house. Most of all I'm proud I made my Grandson so happy! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Allow more time than you need, measure, cut and line up strips carefully, and, if it didn't line up, correct it! You may be sorry (as I am) you didn't take the extra time to do it right. This was a lot of work, I was to much in a hurry, and now it's not as nice as it could have been! Yes, the blocks are squared but the wonky pound sign is a little too wonky. Overall, I'm still very happy with it.