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I consulted Mr. Random and asked first for a winner of the Kona fat quarter bundle. And he chose lucky commenter #136. That's miss Amy who said, "I'd love to win the Kona bundle! Now I'm going to have to join your quilt-a-long. I like that it is leisurely!" Amy, you are one lucky girl. There'll be a rainbow in your mailbox before you know it! Now do us proud, ok?
Next Mr. Random announced the winner of my extra Bottled Rainbow scraps. (Which, I should tell you, I pressed and sorted on Saturday morning. And it took much, much longer than anticipated. But now my scraps are ready to stitch. Are yours?) Well, the winner was comment #51. That's none other than Tong of Ting Tong and Things. Both winners have been notified.
Yesterday I took a crack at another block for Bottled Rainbows, this time using the quilt-as-you-go method. If you're unfamiliar with quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) please see this quilt-along led by miss Penny at Sew Take a Hike. You'll see that with QAYG you'll use batting when you make your blocks, but not backing. This allows you to quilt as you attach the ticker tapes. When all blocks are made, you would piece them together and add a backing, then quilt along the seams of the blocks to hold the backing to the quilt top. So, the ticker tape quilting pattern won't show from the back. But, the quilting you've done as you attach the scraps will hold the batting together to prevent shifting and allow for that great quilted look from the front! All without having to turn those corners with a HUGE quilt top.
I really think this is an ideal fit and can I just say that I'm loving the look of my test block? I'm just smitten with the slighly puffy ticker tape patches. So happy!
p.s. your detailed how-to post arrives Wednesday! I'll be showing how to QAYG as well.