A team of skilled needleworkers, including Lady Veronica Goodenough, Annie Williams, Helene Kelly, Christine Pearson, Christine Welsh, Rose Sisty, Hazel Campbell, Sue Leeson, Esther Bryan, and Rachel Bryan, combined their talents to make this block. It features a meticulously detailed floral tribute to the United Kingdom and Dependencies embroidered on fine English wool. The four points display the rose for England, the thistle for Scotland, the shamrock for Northern Ireland and the daffodil for Wales. Ragwort, for the Isle of Man and a Guernsey lily for the Channel Islands are stitched at the base of a finely wrought crown, which is worked in gold thread at the block’s centre.
The wreath surrounding the crown is comprised of an array of flowers, each officially representing a specific Dependency. Beginning at the bottom right and moving anti-clockwise is: the pale maiden (Falkland Islands), the Turk’s head cactus (the Turks and Caicos Islands), the white cedar (Aguilla and also the British Virgin Islands), helleconia (Montserrat), the high white (Pitcairn Island), the oleander (Bermuda), the snowflake (the British Antarctic Territory), the campion (Gibraltar), the wild banana orchid (the Cayman Islands), the Ascension lily (Ascension Island), the flower of the rose tree (the British Indian Ocean Territory), the diddle-dee-berry (Tristan da Cunha) and the arum lily (St. Helena).