I'm sorry. I thought you were kind of lame. An inferior method only to be used in extremis.
Well, I was wrong. I was unfairly maligning you.
It was so much easier to quilt the blocks as I made them. Putting them together really wasn't hard and I like the sashing effect.
And, I love how the back looks - you let me make it much more interesting than it otherwise would have been.
So, quilt-as-you-go, thanks for the lesson and I'll be seeing you again. Lots of love, Adrianne.
These are the blocks I made during July as part of my block a day July challenge. I generally used Alison from Little Island Quilting's QAYG method to assemble them, except that I cut my strips for the front 1 1/8" wide and my strips for the back 1 7/8" wide. I also stitched in the ditch from the front rather than stitching from the back, and I glue basted the strips on the back before I stitched them in place.
I'm quite thrilled with how this quilt has come out. I didn't really have a vision for it before I started, and it's very colourful and random. I decided just to add in some plain blocks to fill in the blank spots so I would have a regular shaped quilt. You can see there are a couple of blocks when I grabbed the wrong white for the back of my quilt - at night, it was hard to tell, but in daylight it's pretty obvious (I'm ok with it).
So, have you done quilt-as-you-go before? Would you give it a try?