The front of this bag has some hand embroidered blocks - I quilted around these very simply with a cream King Tut 40wt quilting thread. Then I simply stitched in the ditch for the pieced blocks using the same variegated blue/thread that I'd used for the back of the bag. Finally, a strip of cotton lace was stitched along the bottom border of the bag. I used a fabric glue pen to hold the lace in place rather than use pins, and used a longer stitch length than usual to secure it to the bag front, using cream thread to match the lace...
...both the back and the front of the bag have been quilted, embellished with a few vintage buttons and lace, and the applique has been hand stitched into place...
...I decided to add some pockets into the lining of the bag (this isn't in the original instructions). I used these GORGEOUS fabrics that were leftover from the main bag to make a pocket panel, that was sewn into the lining and topstitched for strength and decoration, with a cream King Tut quilting thread (I'm trying to get through my HUGE collection of threads!). Now the next step is to make the handles, stitch the back and the front of the bag together and it will be completed!
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