OMG I cannot say how pleased I am with how this has turned out. Its been a slow process but so rewarding.
Here are some photos, I couldnt wait until tomorrow for the daylight, so these have just been taken under electric light but you should be able to see how it turned out.
I must also say that this tutorial I found on youtube for doing mitred border corners is the best I have ever found heres the link. I have perfect mitred corners.