The first is a sad pile of squares. I call it sad because it’s just sitting there waiting to be sewn into 4-patches. 137 4 patches to be exact, for the Scrapitude quilt along. At least I finished cutting them all! That’s my actual work in progress.
The other thing on my machine in the picture is actually a storage pillowcase for one of the quilts I’m donating to Good Mews. To refresh your brain, it’s Tricky Stars, the Cathedral Stars pattern from Bonnie Hunter.
I’ve just recently learned that you can buy raffle tickets for this quilt via the Good Mews website. The drawing itself will be on October 6th, at Tricky’s Birthday Party (Tricky is cat that lives at the shelter who was a victim of domestic violence). To buy tickets, go to the shelter website and click on the “Donate” Paw on the upper right. Select “Other” for the donation type, and indicate “Raffle Tickets – Tricky’s party” in the Other box. Then email my friend Andrea at email@example.com and let her know which prizes you’d like your tickets to go for (HINT: it’s the quilt!). Then you can save your receipt for tax purposes since Good Mews is a 501(c)3 organization!
DERP: Forgot to say how much raffle tickets are! $1 for 2 /$5 for 15 / $10 for 40 / $20 for 100.
Her new pattern is Cut the Cake. It uses either a jelly roll or a layer cake, and I made my sample with the new American Jane line that’s due out in November (because I have sneaky means of getting things). Here is Chris’ pattern and my sample, which has a weird dark shadow in the lower left – sorry:
And finally, here is a picture of some Troyer’s Trail Bologna (similar to summer sausage) and cheese in the grocery store that my dad worked at as a teenager. This is a sure sign that I was in Ohio last week.