Thank you for the encouraging words after my last post which were so appreciated. Progress is creeping on so I'm feeling a bit more cheerful, and after the good luck in scoring a bargain piece of batting in just the size needed, I also discovered that without any planning whatsoever the quilt is exactly as wide as the beloved Ikea nummer fabric. Hooray.
I have managed to get it basted, and after a few false starts with machine quilting which just didn't give the sort of organic effect I want as background to the leaves I'm laboriously hand quilting it.
This is being done in fits and starts between work and as usual any attempt at domesticity has fallen by the wayside.