I had long wanted to look into "boutis" and was able to start and even finish a very small project last night. It is a lot of fun and I enjoyed every bit of it. Anyone with the idea to give it a try should definitely not lose time. Luckily, I had the right initial equipment and materials.
And the Reverse :) It is said that the stitching and padding should look perfect on both sides. Mine is not "perfect" but I think quite acceptable for a beginner :)
This is so much fun that I decided to adapt an Ottoman motif and have started with it today during the meeting with my embroidery group that we (almost) meet every Thursday ... The technique was completely new to my friends and they loved it!