Sunday, January 24, 2010

A new year, a new challenge

With last year's bee blocks tucked safely away in their ziploc bag (on the way to becoming yet another UFO,) my bee has started a new challenge.

This one uses calculator tape on a roll as a foundation for using up still more scraps. I like these scrap challenges as I will not run out of resources any time soon. Our tape is 2.75 inches wide.

Rules are: follow directions on blue card and stitch up 1 yard of tape leaving a generous seam allowance hanging off either side.

Last challenge we passed them around alphabetically. This time we tossed them all in the floor and grabbed someone else's. I picked up Jan L's. She wants mostly greens, some browns, wacky cuts, no novelty fabrics, and maximum width of 1.25 inches.

I think I will draw off lines on the back of my strip so I don't have to think too much and will come out with exactly what she is looking for.

In the end, we should all come away with at least 8 yards of wonderful scrappy strips.


Cathy said...

I like the idea of using the calculator tape as a foundation. Hmm. I might have to give it a try, after I finish a few other things on my list. The scrap pile will still be there and have even more to choose from!
Good luck!

Judy C. said...

Welcome back Lisa. I missed you.

Heather said...

Interesting challenge!

Oh, and btw - I accepted YOUR challenge and got my sewing machine out today. Thanks for the nudge! :-)

West Michigan Quilter said...

This sounds like such fun. I've been working on reducing my scrap pile. I'm going to try this one. Thanks for sharing.