One side is wide red ticking with a red cotton twill border, the other side darker red with gold fleur de lis and a gold border. The gold lamé is quite thin so I flatlined it with muslin. Unfortunately it already has a few pulls in the fabric. I may have to keep an eye out for a suitable replacement :/
|Red and gold side
On the red and gold side I couched rayon boucle yarn down with matching sewing thread and a zig zag stitch. This breaks up the bright gold border. I will stitch another line along the outside edge, but wanted this on the bed asap during a recent cold snap.
There are still buttons and buttonholes to make, and perhaps a flap so the bottom end can be tucked under the mattress. I dislike an untucked comforter.