Firstly, thanks for nothing with the binding choices!!! You all had such differing views; it's lucky that I wasn't counting on you all for a consensus. As it turned out, my customer disagreed with every single one of you:
Full photos soon...
Now I'm working on a new commission, which I want to get done so that I can start on a large quilting job. The central design is finalised, the applique background is prepared, and I've drawn/traced/modified the pieces, fused them to Lite steam-a-seam 2, and cut them all out:
Can you guess what it is from these?
I made a start on the applique in the early hours of the morning, watching the first evening of Olympic action.