After a decade of use with hard water, at least two house moves and apparently one too many dives off the ironing board, my little, old generic iron died. As in - ain't going to heat up for you no more - EVER.
Drat. It had to be replaced. And it was - with this.
I neat, new Black & Decker steam model - not very fancy but man, does it heat & steam to beat the band. Ask me how I know? Because I just about steamed my fingerprints off working on the newest project.
I'm taking the old Double Wedding Ring pattern and making it new. The NYC Mod Quilt Guild is having a DWR Challenge, with 3 categories (small, traditional & modern), open to all quilters worldwide and the deadline is Dec. 1st.
I'm cutting and pressing the pieces using a cardboard (cereal box) and graph paper template - a rather old method but tried and true! Thank Goodness for 'Best Press'! I think my color choices are rather new & different. Here's a sneak peek. I'm using Cherrywood hand dyed fabric in the Renaissance colorway. The cornerstones will introduce a pop of another color so stay tuned.
More progress on basting the arcs has been made since I shot this but I've had to squeeze it in between working on the flooring.