My local quilt group, Piecemakers, is running a mystery quilt. I was happy to participate in it - I'm always up for a challenge. However, it's quilt-as-you-go, and I have decided I hate q-a-y-g. Last time there was a q-a-y-g option I didn't take it, and I should have stuck to my guns on this one. Here are my blocks partly joined together.
I know the advantages of q-a-y-g, which are that you can use up oddments of wadding (true) and backing (true) and that you don't have to wrestle with a whole quilt, just quilt a block at a time (true).
But the disadvantages outweigh these (for me).
Oddments of wadding can be joined to make a whole quilt back (true), and so can backing pieces(true). You have to be very accurate with your sizing with q-a-y-g, whereas ordinary quilt blocks can be fudged slightly (true) and all that fiddling about with 1" and 1 1/2" pieces of sashing is annoying (true) and then the endless slip-stitching, particularly on the border sections, is very tedious (true).
Add to that the fact that I don't really like sashing and quite enjoy quilting, and you have a recipe for dissatisfaction! I know you should never say never, but I don't intend to do q-a-y-g ever again!