This was really fun! I decided to curve the corners. . . since it was so boxy everywhere else, and I machine bound it since my hands are just not handling small work these days. I am still not brave enough for the free-motion experiment. I'll try some smaller pieces and work up some confidence and skill. I do like the angles that hold the piece together. Quilt-a-longs are a great way for beginners, like me, to learn skills and practice with supervision:).