I am so happy to say it came out a treat. I took the easy option with the quilting too and went for simple squares a quarter inch in from the seams. I like to think I was going for the simple classic look rather than the easy one. And I know I have lamented here before about the drudgery of hand sewing, but I have to announce that hand sewing is now one of my new favourite things. I have mastered it well enough to get in a rhythm and be able to sit all comfy in a chair and listen to tv at the same time. So sewing down the binding was rather peaceful and my favourite part of the whole process.
I will be delivering it in person this week and hope to catch a cuddle with the little guy at the same time.