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Jun 17, 2017 22:27:37   #
pepsiknittinmomma
 
So a couple years ago after finishing a log cabin blanket for a nephew, I had the idea to make a log cabin style blanket for us. But king sized. And in squares of 5 different sizes, from 2 inch by 2 inch up to 10 inch by 10 inch. All the squares except the 2 by 2's are log cabin style. My son designed a blanket 100 inches by 100 inches with the various square sizes and off I went making squares. 446 squares in all.
The squares were a nice portable project, but weaving in ends was not. It took a long time to weave in the ends and I'd go in spurts in doing it. Well I finally finished weaving in those ends, over 1700 of them in total, yesterday. I washed and dried all the squares in case I had an errant ball of wool among my scraps. Amazingly, none shrunk. Last night my girls helped me lay out the squares based on the design. It took us about 2.5 hours. Then we pinned the squares to an extra sheet I had underneath it so we could roll it up and keep it out of the way. Once I get it all seamed together, which I think will take a while, I'll post more pictures.
The squares
The squares...
The design
The design...
All the ends, in a gallon bag
All the ends, in a gallon bag...
Squares laid out
Squares laid out...
The squares again, the blue on the left is the sheet
The squares again, the blue on the left is the she...
 
Jun 17, 2017 22:31:41   #
COgrandma7
 
So incredible! What patience you must have. Looking forward to more pictures.
Jun 17, 2017 22:50:36   #
Patty Sutter (a regular here)
 
Wow!
That's a lot of squares! Great job!!
Jun 17, 2017 22:54:59   #
KiwiLynda
 
Wow.
Thats looks amazing. - I always admire the work and the look of those type of blankets but
probably lack the patience.
Well Done -
Jun 17, 2017 22:59:39   #
nvnannie (a regular here)
 
That certainly is a lot of squares!! It's fantastic. You must have been born with a lot of patience. Let us know when it is completed. Again, incredible.
Jun 17, 2017 23:06:22   #
DarleneAP
 
Wow, I don't know that I have that much patience. Great job.
 
Jun 17, 2017 23:10:43   #
Ammknit
 
Amazing!
Jun 17, 2017 23:13:29   #
Kay Knits (a regular here)
 
A wonderful piece of artwork you have created.
Jun 17, 2017 23:54:20   #
jvallas (a regular here)
 
I made a Babette blanket, and it's a similar process - all different sized squares that have to fit together in a particular way. But nowhere near the number of squares you have.

It makes me realize what a job your son did figuring out the architecture.

And then you - all those squares, all those ends! It's just stunning.
Jun 17, 2017 23:54:25   #
Naneast (a regular here)
 
WOW.. Beautiful work.
Jun 17, 2017 23:57:41   #
Loistec
 
I really like the emerging pattern, the pops of red throughout pull it all together, I think. Reminds me of a mondrian print. Great job so far, carry on!
 
Jun 18, 2017 00:02:16   #
bokemom (a regular here)
 
That is wonderful. It looks beautiful and I am so impressed with your skill and patience. Looking forward to seeing when you finish.
Jun 18, 2017 00:09:46   #
theatermarye
 
AMAZING!! Who gets the blanket in your will??
It is truly a work of love, a work of art and a lesson in endurance and perseverance. It will certainly be a much loved family heirloom for generations to come.
Jun 18, 2017 00:17:14   #
Gaildh (a regular here)
 
Wow!
Jun 18, 2017 00:28:00   #
bundyanne07 (a regular here)
 
What patience - I doubt if I could do that.
You have ended up with a very colourful blanket.
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