No matter what I do, this picture insists on being upside down! Computers! Agh!
You get the idea, though. I have a box of regular old chalk and I also have a chalk marker that takes the tiny sticks of chalk. These are going to be put to use on one of the nursing home tops. I'm taking a page out of whirlsnswirls video tutorials on youtube and marking a grid on the quilt top. She demonstrated making a clamshell pattern this way and I really liked it. I dug out that old marking tool and also bought a box of chalk at the dollar store. Ready to try it out!
And when did chalk start coming in boxes of 6 sticks instead of 12? Guess it's been a while since I bought any.