Same again, but to the left of the cowslips this time. A few stems added:
A few more flowers linked up:
Leaves and ferns joined together:
That's the lot for the bottom panel. Hooray! Here's the full panel, completed:
This still has the layout grid on, of course, but with that removed, all that's left are the flowers, as they'll appear on the the finished Banner:
You can't tell in the photo, but the tacking stitches for the grid have left slight impressions in the velvet. I think this should largely solve itself and the pile of the fabric bounce back, so I'll leave it alone for a while and see how it gets on, but I may have to intervene. I've got ideas on what to do if need be, but does anyone have any tips?
I must admit that I'm pleased with how it's turned out - it's as close to a pretty tricky design as I could get, and I think it works well. It's quite a relief!
Back to the beginning now, though, and the start of the second panel...