Oliver’s Super Nine – Making Progress

I’m making good progress with Oliver’s quilt. I accidentally came across a quilt as you go method from Maureen Cracknell that I really liked, and this quilt seemed ideal to try it out on. Basically, you quilt the blocks to the batting and then sew all the blocks together. She then bastes the backing on and quilts it beside the seams where the quilt is joined. On paper, this method seems to have a lot of advantages. Five blocks out of the nine have now been quilted, and the backing and binding fabrics I ordered on Monday came today, so if I’m not finished in time for Christmas, there is something wrong!