I am trying another kind of needle for the Bow Tie Medallion. Now and then I have found that I have gotten a hold of a bad bunch of Roxanne Needles it seems. I remember this happening other times in the past. I mentioned the other day that I was having a hard time quilting through this quilt. I was thinking it was the backing fabric but just for the heck of it yesterday I went through my box that holds all kinds of odds and ends and I found a package of Clover Betweens #12 and thought I would try them. This needle feels much sharper and went through the fabric much easier last night. I have used Roxannes for so long I thought they were the needle for me but I think I will continue to use the Clover needles for this quilt for awhile and see if I continue to have luck with them.
A little difference in size but not a lot. Clover #12 on the left, Roxanne #11 on the right.
I managed to finish this section and will be ready to roll it down to start a new length across today.
Pat Sloan (quilt radio personality, quilter, author & teacher) e mailed me last night to tell me I had won one of her give aways!! That is always such a neat surprise isn’t it. Here is a photo of what I have won – this is from her blog: I don’t know if this is the color of the fabric that she is sending or not – but whatever it is I’m sure will be beautiful. It is enough to make her version of the quilt “Boulevard” that she made from this book for the Fat Quarter shop. What a win – I’m so excited and will show another photo when it arrives. (it looks like she even has binding included!!) I think I will probably get started on it as soon as it arrives! I have been putting off buying this book that I have really wanted because I had seen so many blogs having a give away of this book – I have put in for so may give aways to try to get it I was actually surprised I got one (yes I spend too much time on the computer looking at quilting blogs)