Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes! It was a great day at a great place. Our trip was so great and long enough to see/do what we wanted, but not too long! We left Saturday morning and arrived back home Wednesday evening.
When we drove up to the house, I spied a package on my front step. I wasn't really expecting anything, but was delighted to find some fabric that I had ordered before I left. (I never dreamed it would arrive so quickly!) I had ordered some because when I first shared about my Dresden Doilies project, Jennifer at Seams Crazy commented and asked if I had considered using a French General medallion print for the centers. Wow! I actually hadn't, and I am such the queen of fussy-cutting that I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of it. I clicked away and found the perfect fabric AND it was on sale and then waiting for me when I got home from vacation!
Before I left, I had completed all 16 of the large "plates" and had appliqued more than half to the background squares. Since then, I've been able to get all 16 appliqued along with the center circles, too.
Here is a closeup of the fussy-cut centers:
I still have 16 medium plates and 25 small ones to work on. I'm loving how this is looking.
Have a great day!