Instead if spending money on the bats that Paula used, I found a piece of rubbermaid shelf protector and cut a small piece off.
This worked really well, I didn't even need my gloves for quilting this small piece. This idea wasn't mine, I had seen it a couple of years ago on some other blog.
Anyway, here is my finished challenge piece, the thread I used was a buttery yellow Aurifil 50 weight, and I used a green chalk pen to transfer my design. Once it's washed out, the yellow should should up better!