I was determined to finish the angel quilt this week (with the possible exception of getting the sleeve and label on) but I am just happy to be done with the quilting at the end of today. I have company arriving on Monday to prepare for, and several other must-do items have cropped up, so if nothing else, my focus isn't what it should be. I must make up my mind about the edge finish; I once thought I didn't want binding, but now I'm thinking I do, at least on three sides. So the thought and consideration that last design step needs may not be in me until all that wonderful company leaves.
I'm still not sure how well this is working, and I'm a little lukewarm about how the quilting turned out. I am glad however, that I quilted the whole top before adding the angel and quilting it. It was much easier to continuously quilt across those sections, and the angel itself seemed easier to deal with on a pre-quilted base. I'd definitely use this process again.