The fabrics arrived yesterday. Here's what I did:
The shell, assembled with quilted batting
The needlepoint canvas, appliqued to the front. Oh- I used a rectangle of plastic needlepoint canvas whip stitched in the bottom to give it a little bit of support.
Closeup of the quilted back
Lining, with pockets
Detail of needlepoint
I have enough canvas left to make a zipper pouch and maybe a drawstring project bag.
I do love my new sewing machine!