The cotton backing was attached to the 9-patch, which is really an 8-patch square, technically speaking. I used the invisible glue method as shown by Jude Hill. Since it was difficult to photograph those teensy tiny stitches from the front view, I am showing you the back instead. The idea is to bind the two pieces with only small dots of thread showing on the front. In theory, it’s great; but when I become impatient with the process, my dots are really visible as running stitches. But no worries, this is just the background for what will become a heavily-stitched work of art.
Ahem. Still working on the hand.