I just made some paper templates for the elongated flying geese and it went together very easily.
I also got the handle stitched down to the pink basket yesterday. It was very easy to stitch down once I had it placed. I used Angela's tip and unstitched a little by the edge of the basket and tucked the handle end in and then restitched it up. Easy Peasy. Now maybe I have the confidence to try that curved Century quilt applique block.