I finished the binding last night. Isn't hand stitched binding neurotically delicious??
I love the quilting. It's certainly not perfect, but it makes me feel like I've got a good start on figuring out FMQ.
My favorite section is the wood grain! Courtesy of Angela Walters!
New things I learned during this process: piecing curves(!), using templates, free motion quilting, bias binding, and inside corners (which did NOT turn out all that great... apparently you have to plan ahead for those kinds of things for the front of the binding and the back to work well together!)
So I think this turned out to be a pretty fun accidental project!