Sunday, July 3, 2011

Log Cabin Love

Well...I have been a busy girl.  Look what I started while in the mountains this past week!  I have been wanting to do a log cabin afghan for quite some time.  Only thing I knew I had to have was red center squares.  So, while relaxing in this absolutely gorgeous log cabin that was sitting on Nantahala Lake, I began making squares.  Problem is...I can't decide what exactly I want to do!
You can see what I am talking about.  This one has more contrast.  Then there is the question on how to arrange them. 
Then, I tried other colors.  You see where I am going?  At this point I am seeking opinions.  My mom tells me to use them all.  She may have something there!
There is something about these colors that I like.  They are so subdued and peaceful.  Serene.  They remind me of a photograph I took off the back deck of the cabin we stayed in....
See what I mean???  I think I am close to these colors...but not quite.  I took this one morning right before a rain shower hit.  It was gorgeous there!
 Decisions ~ Decisions!  I would love any comments that can help me make my mind up!!

Before I go, I want to share just a couple more things with everyone!!  My flickr buddy used my Chicken Ornaments pattern and put the cutest spin on it ever!!!!!  She is such a talented gal...love her patterns!
Adorable or what!!!!!  Check out Ellen's blog!  It is so full of inspiration!  You can find the rooster pattern here in my shop. 

Lastly, I want to leave you with a picture of the ultimate shirret rugmaker at her best!
Look at that rug she is making!!!!  I promise to bring you more pictures of it!

I signing out...got some hooking to do!






12 comments:

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I agree with your mom, use them all! I see some yarn in there that I used on the big afghan I made for my husband. I think it's called Aspen Print. Such soft colors. I love the red center on your blocks. You just can't go wrong using a red center!

MGM

Grateful4Crochet said...

Yep, I'm with your Mum and Mary Grace- I would use all the colours.
They look just beautiful, and I love how you have matched them with that beautiful photo

The Garden Bell said...

I love them all together. That are perfect and have that cabin feel, which I adore. Yes, all the colors of that feeder in the foreground of a beautiful trips.

Can't wait to see more about this rug project. Very cool.

shend said...

I absolutely love the colors and I am with your mother and would use them all. The roosters are adorable and I would love to make those myself after my move. Can't wait to see the finished rug. What lovely work.

Amy said...

I'm loving your squares....do you have a pattern you could share or are you just making it up as you go along?

melbatoast68 said...

Mix them all up. You know it will be gorgeous!

~ Dawn Sparks ~ said...

@ amy, I am just making it up as I go. I will post a pattern for the square at some point.

MrS. :d (eLLeN) said...

Your color combinations are so unique no matter what you work on! You just have that talent & eye. I'm in love with this log cabin design like many of your other creations. The 'Roosters' are just too cute! Thank you for mentioning me! :')

Heather - The Good Life said...

I'm working on a log cabin afghan as well and am having trouble settling on my colors too. I love your use of the variegated yarn and the red centers really pop. Have a great day. I just added you to my "feed". :-)

LeeAnn said...

I am so glad that I found your blog, I have always loved to crochet and knit and I have been quilting for 15 years. Your photos are an inspiration! Keep up the wonderful work!

Marcia said...

I, too, like all your colors -- but I do also think log cabins look best with strong contrasts. Just my own preference.
On the other hand, your designs are always lovely!

~ Dawn Sparks ~ said...

@marcia, I am struggling with that same thing! I keep moving my squares around, taking some apart. This is a true learning experience!