I'm not sure if there are many things I find more annoying than ironing 108" fabric on a tiny, warped, table-mount ironing board that I got while in school because I didn't want to spend more than $12 on any single purchase . . . . (Well, duh, of course a great many things are more annoying and I should stop complaining and get a real ironing board, but where's the fun in that?)
But once the front was ironed, I was able to center the shield for the quilt. Here it is:
The lion will be appliquéd on top of it, along with the helmet and foliage and I'm planning to work in the details with the pearl cotton.
More to come . . .