The trick to this quilt is being organised. The best tutorial I found and recommend for doing this quilt is here: http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ss/jigsaw-puzzle-quilt-pattern.htm
One of the great things about doing a quilt like this is that I was that I got to use 2 Moda Batik Jelly Rolls.
Why is that a great thing? A Moda 'jelly roll' is a tightly wrapped roll of 40 different fabrics that are all cut 2.5"/(approximately) 40". However if you have not worked with jelly rolls before you should know that not all jelly rolls are created equal - some will have 40 fabrics but only 20 different fabrics in the set (so 2 of each fabric). Others will come in rolls of 35 or less. But for this quilt the benefit of having a jelly roll is that I am able to work with a HUGE variety of colours and all work together!
So I had a great deal of anxiety before I even began cutting and it all stemmed from trying to figure out if there was a formula for how to organise the colours. As a last resort I took to one of my many on-line quilt groups and asked if they had tips. I got a great deal of encouragement, but they guy who helped me out the most can be found here at Black Border Quilts on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Border-Quilts/506925886036951 He has done a few of them (and won some blue ribbons at county fairs!) and I was able to look at what he had done and feel more relaxed about the process. I have to also say that any quilter who is also a big biker guy from Alaska gets "Odd's Lifetime Stamp Of Approval" (catnip, colourful bugs and sunny spots on the chair are past winners of this)
By the way there is no formula and what I ended up doing was leaving swatches of the fabrics on my wall for two weeks. Over time I began to get a feel for what was working and where and moved them around accordingly.
and sew the blocks.
Then the rows began to take shape
Here is Glen sandwiching the quilt <3 <3 <3
For the topstiching I did a meandering stitch and used this funky/fun multicoloured thread by Signature