The first task in constructing my 70th birthday bag was to join the two pieces together. They were quite firmly quilted by the stitching, which was through two layers of fabric sandwiched with wadding.
I trimmed off the bottom of one bag so that one layer of unstitched figures formed the base. I then joined the sides and mitred the bottom corners to form a base and sides.
The belt had lovely tasselled ends. I cut it in half so that each side of the bag has a tassel.
So in went the lining and the bag is finished. It really has been one of the most enjoyable and satisfying I've done