I finally decided that I would go down the quilt-as-you-go route. I'm going to quilt the blocks but apply a backing after they're all quilted. I just can't get my head around piecing them all together when the backing is already in situ. I've gone for a very in your face pink Aurifil thread for the machine quilting.
Unusually for me, I've then done some hand quilting with co-ordinating perle threads. I found a new love for hand-quilting while making Katy's consolation cushion. Nothing fancy just straight-lines but I love the depth of texture it gives to the blocks.
I've done two blocks so far while watching crappy TV.
Today I have decided that I will only be making 4 blocks for this quilt, so I've only got one more to do! I am just too impatient to get on to other projects to stick at doing the full 9 blocks. The finished quilt will be going on our bed so there will be a large amount of sashing to make it fit :)
Just before I go I'm going to ask if any of you technical types know how to include a scanned pattern piece into a word document without it resizing. It's driving me slightly (more) mad so if any of you know how please share your knowledge with me :) Catch you soon x