I’m the second of three Design Walls at LeeHaven and it’s FANTASTIC TO MEET YOU. See me there below? That’s me with the hand-pieced blocks and the bits of fabric tot eh left and the machine pieced blocks and the EQ design for a quilt in the workshop that needs frogging. I’m the balanced, healthy and peaceful Design Wall. I listen to classical and back room trippy tunes. If I were my friend I’d dig me because I’m always in a state of play. You see, all new things start with me and naturally that means I get a lot of attention. I’m close to my person. Because my person does lots of different things, new things, I get to see all the cool stuff. Mostly things go well but recently they didn’t.
My person planned to make this flying geese block you see there but didn’t plan. A planner that doesn’t plan her fabric. That’s my person. She doesn’t ever check to see if she has enough fabric for any ideas she has. I don’t know why because she sure could save a lot of time if she would just think things thru. That’s the only thing I’m going to let slip this go-around but I could tell stories! Well, actually she has a tendency to throw half-made, frustrating blocks in the trash. Oops. Hope she doesn’t delete my voice. Better apply Vegas Rules here. You know, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
Still, I can’t help this one. The flying geese block you see on me was a bit of a problem. If you click on the picture you’ll see she had to “make do” with a different fabric. She didn’t plan. She didn’t check to see if she’d have enough of the blue to make this block. She just started sewing and piecing and realized at the end that she was 6.5″ short. With a grumpy attitude, she went stash diving and made the block work. This created some tension but she did it and now she’s happy. So much so that she made a second block. I didn’t get to wear the second block. I do all the hard work then the blocks leave. I loose my balance then. It’s hard when I’m Dumped! They go onto other Design Walls. I do hear about it. She thinks I don’t know about this but I do. She’s not very good at hiding secrets from me. When you’re kicked to the side of the curb, you find ways to see what’s going on around this place. I have ways. Still, I’m often Dumped. I can’t decide how I feel about being dumped for So Used and that other Design Wall which I’m not talking to now – AT ALL.
My only condolence here is that I get to wear special pieces of fabric and ideas.
Regardless, I get over this penchant for dumping me and I find contentment in being the First Design Wall. Balanced, Healthy and mostly Peaceful!