I love how this is looking!
And I give two thumbs up to Pearl Periera's applique method. The only difference between hers and mine is that I still use the stiletto in my right hand and my left fingers to help turn under the seam allowance, followed by the iron. She has the stiletto in her left hand and the iron in her right and does it all in one step. Her left hand is obviously more talented than mine.
On Monday I picked up a new little iron to use for this process - it is similar to the one Pearl uses in her DVD. It is VERY light weight, has no steam vents so the entire soleplate is hot, and a nice pointy front end. I like it a lot! It's tiny - my pressing mat (which looks like it's time I retired it) is just over 12" square. The handle comes off and is stored by sliding it onto the base. I found it at Fabric Depot in Portland OR. They have them in the online store as well as in the actual store.
Now I'll have some lunch, clean off the cutting table and start making bindings!