Woohoo!! I'm very, very happy.
I have met my deadline, and I have completed the 70th anniversary bed runner. I'm taking it to my firend tomorrow.
The problems I had were solved by lots and lots of very careful pinning before sewing, quite a bit of unpicking, quite a few cups of tea and even an hour away from the work to watch some fav tv programme.
Then, it all came together and I took photos of it, but have had a lot of trouble with Picasa (a photo programme on my PC) so I don't know when I can load them onto this site. But they're on my camera so they are safe.
I have just spent a pleasant hour tidying up my sewing room, labelling a couple of shoeboxes I got, finding pins that I dropped and have stuck themselves in my carpet (!) and generally feeling quite releived the pressure is off because I have finished my latest project.
I have some projects in the pipeline that I intend to do at some time or other.