Broken needles

It really is true that practice makes perfect, or maybe not perfect but certainly I see improvements with practice!

I started the quilting design on my hexagon patchwork quilt and was doing great, my stitching was becoming more even and I was really getting into the flow of free motion quilting and then my needle snapped. So I replaced it with one of the only two other needles I had and then that one snapped too.

Not wanting to risk my only remaining needle I have put aside my quilt while I await delivery of a variety of machine needles.

Not that clear but I have completed the feather quilting on the darker hexagon flowers
Reverse side to show the quilting design

Using the one remaining needle – which I trusted would be ok for just cotton fabric – I raided my scraps and using the remnants from my jelly roll quilt I had an enjoyable afternoon sewing this log cabin block which at some point may be used for a cushion cover.

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

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