Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tah - Dah!! Crochet Log Cabin Blanket!

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!


18 comments:

"Petunia Pill" said...

It is BEAUTIFUL! And oh how I love your sweet little Phoebe! Love the details about the center square and the light and dark sides...very cool! Hugs, Annette

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Gorgeous! Just beautiful! I love that you did a simple reverse sc for the border...finishes it off just perfectly!

Thanks for the history of the design too. I never had heard that.

MGM

Maria said...

That is just so effective; it's beautiful! Phoebe is gorgeous too of course! :-)

Charlotte said...

I just finished my Babette and this will have to be my next project! Beautiful!!

Pammy Sue said...

Absolutely exquisite! You always do such great work, Dawn. This is amazing. Are you keeping it or giving it as a gift?

Lani353 said...

This may be just about the most beautiful blanket I have ever seen! The work! The time!!! WOW!!! You have really set the bar high.

Leah said...

It is gorgeous! Phoebe looks adorable on it too. It looks like a real heirloom piece to keep for years to come. Well done!

Tracie said...

I love it! The history is interesting, and makes me want to make one even more.

Beth said...

Love it! It's something I'd love to snuggle up with. :)

Your choice of colors for the border is great.

melbatoast68 said...

GORGEOUS! I still think it would look great on my sofa ;)

Neicee said...

Stunning! Your amazing.

The Garden Bell said...

This is fabulous. It's one of my favorites of the year. You need to enter it in some contest, some where. It would win that's for sure.

Marcia said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely

Mindy said...

Incredible! I don't know how you kept track of all those colors!

Grammy said...

This is beautiful and just what i've been looking for to make for my son. Do you sell the pattern somewhere?

Nina Couser said...

Sooo good, I nearly can't stand it either! Beautiful work x

Nina Couser said...

Sooo good, I nearly can't stand it either! Beautiful work x

Estela said...


Me gustó mucho la manta "Log Cabin", pero tambien me gustó mucho esa dulzura de Phoebe!!!!