Much to my surprise, I continue to make great progress on quilting the border of Confetti and now have two sides finished. I'm finding this a little unbelievable, but in a good way. I have to give a lot of the credit to my trusty painter's tape. The pattern that I'm stitching is all straight lines so I'm marking it off with the tape - no marker or pencil line to worry about and no erasing/rinsing. Love it.
These are my trusty tools - my newer glasses to help see the cream thread against the cream print, thread, scissors, and the wooden handle that I bought at FibreFest this past fall.
There's a slot in one end that just slides over the wing nut to help you tighten or loosen the quilting hoop. It's ideal - no more fiddling with the little nut and getting residue from the screw on your fingers, and it's kind to your fingers in a way that the metal isn't. I think it may be the best five bucks I've spent in a long time.....M