At lunch I reread my post from this morning. Probably didn't make a bit of sense without a picture - especially for those folks who don't applique. So here is a close-up of the banner that's giving me fits. It's a wee bit blurry
Already the three pieces don't look like they connect. The spot I left for the middle part of the banner is too low on the eagle's neck. Argh! I guess I'll be doing some "unsewing".