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Are you up for a challenge?

Hello all, Mary Ellen here.

Bonnie Hunter, our upcoming fall seminar national teacher, has just begun a quilt challenge at her blog. Bonnie is a scrap quilter. She doesn’t just collect scraps; she actually makes things with them. (a novel concept to me!). I’m going to try joining in this challenge so I’ll use up some of my scraps too. I might have to tweak the math a bit because I have so many 2.5″ strips that I’d like to use up–hers is going to use 3.5″ strips. Wouldn’t it be great (hint, hint, hint!) if a few of us joined in so we could show her our progress when she comes to seminar in September? I’m going to set aside a sewing day soon to get a bunch of pieces ready so I can use them as “leaders and enders” while working on projects for my classes.

Here’s a link to the challenge: click here.

And here’s a link to an explanation of  the whys and hows of Leaders and Enders: click here.

Are you in?!! If we admit to joining the challenge, it might help keep us on track, knowing others will be asking us about it. I’ll post my progress periodically. Now that I’ve put it in writing, on-line, I have to follow through…right?


  1. Robi Witulski says:

    I would say “sign me up”, but I’ve already committed to doing this one. As a matter of fact, I’ve already started. Mine will also be 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Maryellen; I’ve got tons of pieces that size. I am going to try to make this out of leftover bindings I’ve managed to accumulate (from both my own, and gifts from others). Like you, I would love to see a bunch of us do these to show Bonnie Hunter when she gets here. How about it everyone???

    • Mary Ellen says:

      I forgot about my binding bits. I sew those all end to end as they accumulate, and then my binding for my next scrap quilt is ready. I do have a bunch that aren’t sewn together yet–I could add those to the lozenges. Hmmm… What else have I forgotten about?

  2. lori46 says:

    I think I’d like to try but I’ll read it more carefully as I too have many 2 1/2″ strips. I’ll follow up soon.

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