Where is this all leading? Right here to an empty design wall. I just had to let Fern Creek Sampler go!
I know, I know it seems nice enough until you get to know it. But, believe me when I tell you this thing is a dog and no amount of work is going to fix it. I've lived long enough to recognize a bad relationship when I see one. I've started avoiding my sewing room just so I don't have to look at it and that's a bad, bad sign. The next thing you know I'll be dodging it's phone calls and sneaking out the back door so we don't run into each other.
All is not lost however, I have learned a lot from this failed relationship. No amount of work can turn a sow's ear into a silk purse in spite of what your well meaning friends might say. Unlike a discarded ex-boyfriend I can cut this up and use the parts. I have plans for several of the rows. That purple and green row which I like quite a lot will make a nifty summer bed runner for my bed, I can already picture it. The barn door blocks will be perfect for a Thanksgiving tablerunner. Likewise those really cute little stars. The rest will be saved for re-purposing. Who knows when I might need a band or border and these might be just the ticket. The log cabin would be the perfect center for a pillow but those clunky trees have to go.
A bad break-up doesn't have to be the end of the world. It's all a learning experience and clears the way for a better relationship to follow. After all, I got the man of my dreams in the end! What about you? Have you ever had to break up with a quilt you originally loved? DO TELL.
Linking to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.
Until next time,