My sister recommended I make the block Bear's Bowtie in the Dear Jane format and include it in the Alternative Jane Universe. I thought up this block back when I was a young lass under the influence of Mary Ellen Hopkins at her quilt store Crazy Ladies and Friends. I was making a lot of bow-ties at the time and thought this is the type of bow-tie a bear would wear after he used his claws to tie it. In any case, this was printed in Mary Ellen's "The It's Okay If You Sit On My Quilt Book" (p. 61).
I did check the compendium of Alternative Dear Jane blocks--the ones Jane Stickle made but did not include in her famous quilt--and she had a similar version called Rapid Badger BowTie.
And here are the pieced blocks from the Alternative Dear Jane compendium that I have made so far. Given it was Mary Ellen that taught me to think on a grid, I may have to rename this project Dear Mary Ellen.
And here are a handful of spools. Speaking of a handful...Molly was quite distressed by all the internet bullying she has been subjected to. She is quite sensitive and kept her masseuse and heating pad busy treating her psychic wounds.
Molly suggested I show Buddy at the vet too. Unlike Molly, he is staying well away from me today and spent way too much time in hiding. He sneaks up behind me, gives me a quick leg rub and then runs away. I assume he is trying to rub away the horrible scent of my betrayal.