After finishing the block, I backed it with muslin and used flannel as batting, then machine-quilted it with a loose meandering design being very careful not to quilt through the little pockets.
Then I used double-fold binding to bind the top edge only just as I would a quilt, only I sewed the binding to the back first then folded it over to the front and used a blanket stitch to sew it in place by machine.
Now it was time to make a final decision about what fabric to use for the back of the pocket. Earlier, I had pulled two FQ's that I thought might work:
I was about to pin the muslin piece on top when I noticed the leftover piece of the striped FQ. It was the perfect size for another pocket! So I cut a piece about 9" x 12" and folded it in half, right sides together, to make it 9" x 6". I stitched around two sides, leaving one short side open for turning right side out. I pressed the raw edges under 1/4 inch then sewed the opening closed. After a good pressing, I machine stitched on the top edge (optional), then pinned this soon-to-be pocket to the striped fabric above the Chained Star block. Using a decorative stitch, I sewed the sides and bottom of the new pocket to the striped back and flannel.
Then I thought, "What if I don't want to hang this on a wall? What if I want to tie it to a headboard or to a curtain rod or to a walker or something?" I couldn't find any ribbon the right color, so I improvised by cutting four 1/2" x 12" strips of red fabric. I folded each strip in half then spaced them evenly apart at the top edge of the striped back and tacked them in place at the folded center of each strip.
Now it's time to pin the muslin to the top of all this and stitch around it, leaving a 4-6" opening for turning. I hope to get that done tomorrow!