The secret to creating flawless inlay is planning the order in which the pieces will be placed.
I’ve chosen to put the flower pieces in last so they can just be a circle, with no worry that they’ll extend into another inlaid shape.
I’ll stitch the design before I rub off the light coat of glue that held my pattern markings in place. It’s a lot easier to rub it off once everything is firmly stitched down. If not, rubbing the glue off pulls the pieces out of place.