This quilt wasn't getting done on the frame. I tend to have back pain after about 30 minutes at the frame. I thread basted it while it was still on the frame and then removed it from the frame.
I tried using a hoop but found that awkward. Now I'm quilting with no hoop or frame. It's going rather nicely.
I love this new thimble. It soft plastic. I picked it up cheap at the LQS. They had a large container of them at the cash register. I hope they still have them when I visit this Saturday.