This is what the back looks like. Yes, I am embroidering with the batting in place. It is a bit harder and a tad awkward to embroider with the top and batting like this. It is manageable, though and I have developed a method to embroider with a bit of bulk in my hand.
Thank you so much for your comments on my last post. It was very interesting to see the effect that a small red strip in the border had on some of you. I'm still undecided on which way to go. So for now, that top will stay on my design wall to let me ponder on which way to go.
Have a great day!