|Amy Butler Midwest Modern|
Remember the last meeting of the St Louis Modern Quilt Guild? I saw a demo on hand piecing.. and all the way out to the other house I kept thinking...and thinking... maybe I could do that? Maybe I could do Denyse Schmidts Single Girl pattern? So....I got on Etsy and ordered the pattern here and got free shipping. It's not a cheap pattern so free shipping was a bonus. I wondered why it was so much more expensive than other patterns I have purchased and when it came I fully understood. It contains full size pattern pieces and a full size pattern sheet for the quilting plus very well written instructions. Today I traced all the templates from A to EE, cut them out of template plastic, traced them onto the fabric and cut them out... I pinned them to a piece of batting in the order they are to be pieced... This is only the first quarter of the block.. Marsha gave us a list of the items she used and since she does beautiful hand piecing I decided to start with the right stuff and bought #60 weight thread in white as that will be my background fabric, #10 applique needles cause that's what she uses but I didn't buy a little automatic threader cause I have those red ones ( like in the photo) that I use all the time for embroidery but really how hard can it be to thread a needle?
|Fabric is Central Park|
So I have my fabric, pins, thread, needle.. First problem crops up immediately.. I can't thread the needle. That hole is tiny, tiny, tiny... So out comes the red threader that I use with my embroidery. Nope..the needle threader won't go into the eye either.
|look how tiny that eye is|
I guess I am stuck until I get that automatic needle threader. I guess my eyes are older than the rest of me? So anyone have a favorite automatic needle threader they use? I emailed Marsha and am waiting for an answer, but I am not the most patient person in the world. I really would like to start this project before it becomes a UFO.... This just in...Marsha uses a CLOVER brand automatic needle threader. I will be shopping online tonight..