I have finally finished my first block for the Bottled Rainbow Quilt Along. I had aspirations of making each block into a letter, which would spell out a 4 letter word across each row. Love, Hugs, Live, etc. I couldn't come up with the perfect words, so I scrapped the entire idea and went with just filling in the entire white center rectangle with scraps.
I put a small white border around each block to make the quilt a few inches bigger without having to add an outside border around the entire quilt. I cut each white strip 1 1/2" wide x width of fabric so that the final white sashing will be 1". I am hoping this will make each block pop a bit more.
I decided to use a straight stitch around each of my scraps. I know some people doing the quilt along are doing a zig zag stitch around each block, but I really like the scrappy feel after the quilt has been washed and freyed. The texture gives it an entire new dimension.
I was able to talk a few girls into doing the quilt along with me which I am thrilled about. Each Thursday evening, we plan to do one block. They have never quilted before, so it will be a huge accomplishment when we are finished.