Well...here it is, in all her glory! And I have to say, I am so pleased with it that I can't stand it! The blanket turned out to be pretty darn close with the image I had in my head.
Would I do another one? You bet I would! I would like to do one with diagonal stripes. But I do love the diamonds!
Most people are unaware of the history behind the log cabin quilt. Each square block is a piece of history in itself. The block is a representation of an early log cabin home that was being built on the wide expanses of the prairie. The story behind the log cabin quilt history block is as follows:
The center block is usually red or yellow, this represents the fire in the hearth.
The light strips of cloth found on one side of the square represent the sun shining on the eastern side of the log cabin.
Likewise the dark strips indicate the shady side of the log cabin.
I loved this the moment I read it!!
I did the border with one single row of red in half double crochet, followed by five rows in dark green. The brown edging is done in a reverse single crochet which gives it that braided edging look.
Even Phoebe has given her seal of approval!