Happiness is finishing machine quilting!
Here is the completed quilt. Unfortunately I couldn't get a very good shot of it in its entirety. This shot had me precariously balancing on the edge of the sofa!
Now that it is finished I do love this quilt. The wadding used is a cotton polyester mix which has a shrinkage factor of about 5 percent. I haven't dared wash it though! I tried a new binding technique by folding the backing fabric over the front and sewing through the resulting fold. It was a bit fiddly but was certainly quicker than handsewing stand-alone binding to the back of the quilt.
I will definitely use the same quilting technique on my next quilt as I hope I have learnt a lot from doing this one. I just can't resist the final vintage style look.