I guess with all the discussions about draining the swamp, I should have expected an alligator to show up in my sewing room. Unfortunately, this means I can's show you all of my progress on the fish and seahorse quilts. They are nowhere to be found.
Of course, the owls are still here because everyone knows that alligators are afraid of owls. All the knock knock jokes make an alligator gnash its teeth, rendering them harmless. If you would like to enjoy less threatening patchwork, I suggest a trip to the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge to see how much others are accomplishing in this first week of December.
And here is the fused alligator I made back in 2011. He has been around long enough to enjoy jokes and has been known to tell a few himself.
And now that I'm on the spool bandwagon, I realized that four of the small spools can be combined to make a block that is the same size as a Dear Jane block. This sent me off to the Alternative Jane Stickle compendium...blocks she made that didn't make it into her famous quilt...and there was the four spool block. Except according to the compendium, this is block W55 or Tipsy Whiskey Barrels. Those of you who have made a Dear Jane quilt have undoubtedly wondered how much Jane drank. This block confirms many of the suspicions that I have.