I'm now busy with getting the poppies in the right spot.

It's taken me ages to work out a size for the smaller poppies, and I keep changing my mind, but I'm happy with how they look now. I've got quite a few to go, I'm painting each of their centres, even if I end up putting black tulle over the top of most of them it will give a bit more depth. I'm thinking I will quilt the panels to the base, using gold thread in straight lines, then hand apply the poppies. It might take longer, but at least I will be able to get it more precise than if I was relying on the machine. Plus I'm thinking of using beads for some of the centres as well. I hope to start hand sewing in the next week!