This morning I sewed the binding onto my birches piece. Once I've finished hand sewing it down I'll post a final picture.
While cleaning I came across this unfinished piece and pondered what I could do with it.
After searching a bit on line, I found a tutorial for a zippered bag and got inspired.
After adding fabric for the back, I sandwiched it, lined it and free motion quilted it with black thread. Many times I've salvaged what I thought was a sort of blah piece by adding some lose free motion outlining in black.
Here is the inside with the zipper sewn in and ready for the side seams.