Yes!! It is finished and it hung on All Saints Day! I did re-do the casing yesterday afternoon. Once it was hung I saw that it needed to be sewn a different way.
This banner was dedicated to Rev Walter and Nancy McCrillis, who were wonderful pastor and wife at our church when we first moved here, about 20 years ago. They have recently passed, and the ladies' group, the Mary Martha Society, wanted to honor their memory with the banner.
I am really happy with it. It actually turned out like I had envisioned--not all my projects translate well from idea to cloth. Everyone seemed to like it too. ;)