I had a few other lessons to learn, as well. Like don't try to cut the pieces to the exact size you need, overcut, then trim down the seams once you have the thing assembled. I'm sure this is all wrong according to the experts, but hey, go ahead, send the quilt police after me, I don't care!
I ripped out several seams before figuring out methods of aligning things that worked for me. Here's the result (although the color's off, it's really a nice teal):
I'm still drawing a complete blank on the Round Robin. The piece I received has no suggested theme, and the only direction is no hot glue or paper-type items. It's an interesting dyed fabric with colors from coral to pale yellow. And three diagonal tucks. The tucks sort of remind me of striated rock like you see in Utah and Arizona... or here.
Good thing I have until the June meeting to figure out what to do. I don't want to make up a theme that others are forced to live with, but without a concept of some sort it's just a bunch of ornaments on a piece of fabric... sigh.