Wow, the freezer paper method rocks! It is much easier than curved flip and sew and the pieces lay so flat. I am backing some of the nappy fancy fabrics with knit fusible, but not all. Silk does not not need it.
I may reprint the photo, to try to get it more vibrant, and I would like to enlarge the center square, to avoid trimming so much from these fun borders.
I will assemble it before starting the embellishments, as Allie suggests.