I decided to do the hemming with some gold metallic thread, Ophir by MEZ. Starting with one of the long seams, all went well until I arrived at the end of the first short seam. Second long seam = disaster. I had to deal with breaking threads all the way. Although I was keen to finish it yesterday I had to put it aside for a while for reasons of mental health. 😉
For the binding and back I chose a piece from my stash that fit well into the colour scheme of the front panel – blue, purple, turquoise.