I finally got the actual ashtray on it today! It took me hours to get it just right. I'm glad I waited to do it last. I've learned quite a bit in this whole process. It's a long way from being done, but it's looking really good so far.
Next I will baste it to batting and a back and start on the quilting. That will lighten up the 'ground' (she says hopefully). That's the plan, anyway.
Oh, and yes, I will eventually square it up, for you non-quilters, but not until it's quilted.