I do so love that fusible batting. Look at that backing. I could bounce a quarter off of it, it's that tight and smooth.
Fused or not, I still pin. Especially since I am packing this away for a while. My free motion skills are not ready for this serious a project yet and there is no way I would hand quilt this thing through all those paper pieced layers.
I am practicing daily on my little panel quilts. It's really fun but I am still pretty bad at it.
My own wedding rings hit a snag. I hated the muslin. It was too flimsy a fabric for the applique.
So I ordered something else. It's a much thicker material so I think it's going to work. Speaking of work, sewing this all down is going to be some job.