I found the straight line quilting fun and very manageable and I am enjoying using solid fabric. I think it makes the quilting stand out more. I considered blending the thread colour to the fabric but decided to go with white in the end so that the quilting would be more of a feature (not just because I felt lazy and couldn't be bothered changing the thread :)
Each block is approx 13 x 14 inches. Two down and 14 more to go.
The quilt as you go quilt along round 2 is currently happening over at A La Mode Fabric. I'm not quite ready for round 2 as I haven't completed my first quilt, but it looks like fun.