Quilting the individual blocks, This next step can be considered an extra TIP step. I found this suggested in several different blogs, you tube tutorials, and it is also mentioned in the Craftsy.com quilting class. Quilting Big Quilts on a Small Machine. http://www.craftsy.com/class/Quiltin...all-Machine/51
To help me decide what type of design I want to quilt onto my block. I use a 20 x 20 piece of clear Vinyl laid over the square. Make sure it completely covers and at least overlaps the square. I then used a dry erase pen to audition different designs on the block.
Here is another image where I was just playing around with design ideas.
This is just an extra step that could be very helpful in deciding your quilt design.