YOU GUYS. My quilt is totally done. I got jazzy and added some ric rac to make it more interesting as the slabs of white were looking a bit boring. I managed to get enough strips out of the spotty fabric to bind it all BY HAND. That was fairly painful and my mum was horrified by the dodgy puckered corners. But I am rapt with the outcome.
It only took me fifteen months to get around to making a quilt for my son, so I should probably start on his leaving-home quilt now.
Two thumbs up to Aunty Cookie for the opportunity and all the hot tips.