Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Log Cabin Leader-Ender

Like I was saying to Karen Dianne, a person in my position has no business thinking the thoughts I am thinking, much less doing the stitching I am stitching. I mean, a person with upwards of 50 WISPs on her UFO list should simply banish any inappropriate thoughts, i.e., possible new projects. Everyone knows that.

Except, she rationalized, a leader-ender out of scraps really doesn't count as a new project. Some of the scraps are already cut to the right size, even!

See, I made the one leader-ender Jewel Box and had so many pre-cut squares already made that I simply started a second. Twelve blocks into it, on Sunday, I decided twelve was plenty. Doesn't have to be 20 like the first one. Stick with twelve, add a border, call it good. Then I just happened to notice that there were a bunch of red pre-cut 2.5 squares and realized it has been a good 15 years since I've made a Log Cabin and one thing led to another and off we go. My next leader-ender, once the present Jewel Box is completed, is gonna be a mostly CW Log Cabin.

And it doesn't count as a new project. 'Cuz it's a leader-ender. So there.


6 comments:

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh this is going to be fun. I'll try to be patient for the start date on this one. No pressure. I can wait. Really. I can. I think. Prolly.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

A quilt done is a quilt no matter how you count it. Good luck with the eyes.

Leslie said...

Starting a new project is such good therapy. It's no surprise you're starting. :cD
No sooner do I finish something, a block, a top, an entire quilt... then I'm off cutting something new. It's a Neverending Story. Enjoy!

Nicole said...

I feel the urge to start some new projects too! Allspice Tapestry is calling out to me.....

Bonnie said...

*LOL* I love how you think! Because it's a leader/ender it doesn't have to count as a NEW PROJECT! RIGHT ON!! :cD

Bonnie

Lynda said...

Ah, Nancy, a girl after my own heart! Why finish one project when another is clammering to be started!