Well, it's done - the front of the Banner has been successfully completed. What a relief!
Ably assisted by my mum again, I did pretty much the same as before, though this time I had to take care to centre the border panels as well as the central cross.
I had a tracing paper outline with centre lines marked on, and used this to line it up, making sure the cowslips were in the middle:
Once the four pieces forming the border were cut out and edged (and I forgot to take a photo of that bit - sorry), I marked the centre points of each one and the cross panel with pins:
so I could match them up to sew:
Everything was machine stitched exactly as before, so without further ado, here it is:
If I say so myself, it looks pretty spectacular!