I resumed work this past weekend and have made quite a bit more progress. This is not a difficult pattern (so far, at least), but it is rather labor-intensive because of the pieced border.
I started putting together the "columns." The uneven 9-patch blocks are joined with setting triangles in long strips, then the strips are joined using a thin strip of dark lattice between each pieced strip.
I have five of the seven columns pieced. I numbered each with a pinned on label as an aid to getting them in the right order when I sew them all together with the lattice strips. This is something I learned from experience, the kind of experience you don't want to have, when it all goes wrong! But now I know to label!
The name Follow The Leader probably came from the flying geese border. I'm looking for a name for my version, am thinking something to do with traveling. Maybe Flying South? Or Traveling Light?