Yesterday I spent all day cutting away the fabric behind the appliqué
And preparing the new circles for the bits between the swags. This morning I dipped both borders into warm water to remove the glue and pull out the freezer paper. That water isn't dirty, it's just the glue dissolving. I won't wash it out entirely until it's all quilted.
We had a heavy fall of snow again last night. It didn't settle but the weather is too damp to dry it outside so it's on the table with the underfloor heating turned on and a fan.
Today I hope to appliqué the smaller circles to the larger ones and do the first layer of cutting away.