After what seems like a very long month (and a half?) of work on this, I'm finally finished. I originally chose a blue for the binding since the backing is a light blue, but after seeing my purchase, Matt suggested a dark green would look nice. He was very right, and I'm so glad I went back and got this new binding.
I hand sewed it. It took longer than I wanted (story of this quilt!), but it looks nicer than any other blanket I've bound, hand or machine. So, that's good.
Glad I finished it just in time for the summer heat wave! ;)