It went something like this:
There I was, happily snapping a pic or three of the mat laid out on the kitchen floor while there was some daylight around, when who should come along but a curious young boy seeking some attention, and perhaps something new to play with. Cue blurred action shots and some negotiations, before I was issued with a clear directive about who's turn it was to play with it, and it was whisked away to contribute to The Great Sofa Cushion Cubby House Construction Program.
ps There's a better overall view of the top here.
pps Mum's verdict on my quilting efforts was along the lines of: My those are rather large stitches, but they will do the job of keeping it all together. Well, that's all I was really after.