I have been keeping busy working on my Link to the 30s quilt since I got my new puppy Lili. I tried to find something with smaller pieces that she couldn't get to while I was working. Well, smaller pieces certainly describes this quilt. It is called Bejeweled Wedding rings really. Link to the 30s is the name of the book that it can be found in. Here is what the blocks will look like and a look at my fabric selection
And a close up view for you of the bands.
I found some fantastic fabric made for Jo-Anns Fabric for the center Orange Peel sections that tied all of the fabrics together, and it had circles and rings as it's focal point. I thought it added just enough craziness for this quilt to make it interesting. Now these havn't been appliqued yet, so they will be smaller than they appear on this sample.
I only have a FEW circles left to go...like 588 go on the arches (faint now!!)
I was starching the circles and burning my little fingers with steam.. POOR LITTLE FINGER!!
That she made and I used this when starching my circles so that I didn't have to put my fingers near the iron. YAY no more starch steamed little fingers! Oh I was so excited to get it in the mail yesterday that I went right to the ironing board and put that iron to use and got all of my circles starched and ready to applique down.
Like this, instead of using my finger to make sure it doesn't stick to the iron. MUCH, MUCH better!! Thank you so much Sara!! You are a finger saver, if not a lifesaver!! Much appreciated for your kindness.