I’ve just finished my first “quilt as you go” and I must say that I am not a huge fan of the process. It was quite easy to quilt each block and I was able to make sure that all the blocks were the same size.
I am not completely happy with the “no sash” effect because the back of the quilt still must be hand stitched. This was time consuming and doesn’t have the smooth blanket look that I really love.
I may try the sashed approach, but I believe that the look I prefer is a one piece back with quilting through to the front. It might be a struggle to move large quilts through my machine, but with patience I feel that the end result is something I’m much happier with.