The text is now in place and I'm ready to do a bit of thread doodling and then some hand stitch before I finish with the final machine quilting on this piece.
I ran into a bit of trouble when I was removing the paper backing from the painted fusible. I'm not sure if it was because I didn't water the paint down enough or if it was old fusible or some other issue. I'll have to do some more experimenting with this technique to figure it out. But for now, I'm ready to go with the next stage of the process.