The quilt is finished! It is so great to see it all come together, and be able to read the individual panels as a whole rather than fragments. I left the edges rough and chose not to back it - I didn't want it to look too 'finished'.
The final stage of the artwork has been showing it to others - quite an exposing step. But it has been so interesting to have conversations with people about the quilt - they have been so insightful. It often seems to touch on their own experiences of mental illness, or those of their loved ones.