I also painted the background fabric and over-painted the backing (I also used it as the binding).
This banner is very simply quilted so that your eye follows across the lines to the numbers.
On the right hand side I have quilted a Maori motif over the words (this is the backing which shows the quilting better):
Here is what I wrote for the label:
"The statistics for this Roll of Honour for the 1st New Zealand Expeditionary Force (1914 – 1918) came from the book Some records of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, by Lt. Col. J Studholme (Wellington, Govt. Printer, 1928).
The numbers are of deaths only of N.Z.E.F. while on active service.
They include: Officers
Those killed in action
Those who died of wounds
Those who died of sickness
Those who died from other causes
Those who died after discharge (up to 31st December 1923): 964
Those who died while under training in New Zealand: 505
Let us never forget. May they rest in peace."
It measures 105cm x 56cm.