Out of bed and all better, I've been able to continue my project.
Above, you can see that I've completed the beading and embroidery I want prior to texturizing the panel (it will shrink about 30% in all directions).
While the beading and embroidery itself does create a texture of quilting all its own, texturizing it will make the flowers "pop" off the fabric in their own way.
Now steamed and texturized, the panel has changed its personality.
In the closeup, you can see this more clearly.
Stay tuned, as we're now onto assembly of other pieces necessary to make the Totse...