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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Log Cabin Afghan

Thank you, Thank you!  This awesome log cabin style crocheted afghan comes from our good friend and long time supporter Sandra R from the state of Florida.  It's interesting to me that this pattern wasn't one you saw a lot of until a few years ago and it's now beyond popular both with quilters and crafters with yarn.

There's much information out there about how or what makes a "log cabin" style quilt or afghan and where it came from.  Initially, most assumed it originated here in the states during Abe Lincoln's time and referred to in fact, his Log Cabin.  Some description indicate the style has a center square with colors changing every 2 sides.  The center square was red in the early days to represent hearth and home (keep the fires burning).  Two sides of the center square would be light colors while the other/opposite two sides would be dark.

Others felt is was a way to use all fabric and or yarn (as one didn't throw away useable anything in those days) where the amounts of the color didn't need to be the same.  It's grown, changed, and modernized.  There's also evidence to suggest the idea of a central square originated with The Egyptians.

Whatever, and wherever it all came from, I love them and find them fun to make.  They hit my love of not needing things to be equal, or the same.

Sandra, as always has done an outstanding job of crocheting this afghan.  It will be warmly received by whomever receives it.

Many thanks Sandra, please keep up the good work.

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1 comment:

  1. Very nice Log Cabin afghan Sandra. I really like the colors that you used. That will sure help keep somebody warm this winter. Six months from today is Christmas and it will be much cooler than it has been the last few weeks.

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