As a graphic artist, I design/sketch almost everything on my computer before starting on it. I like the precision it gives and the ability to really see what it should look like beforehand. This is my idea for a sort of modern zig zag log cabin. I knit, crochet and quilt, so this would work with any of those methods, although I plan to crochet it. To help visualize the finished afghan, I created a color palette that is pretty close to the actual yarn color of my chosen yarn, the Vanna's Choice yarns from Lion Brand. While not normally a fan of all acrylic yarns, this new one is really nice to work with. It seems a tad heavier weight than worsted (although it is listed as worsted) and using an I hook and hdc (half-double crochet) it makes great log cabins! This will probably be my next WIP (after I finish the 3 I have going on right now!) Feel free to use this if you like, I'd love to see it!
Oh, and yes, there aren't any written directions here - I just make one block how I like and do all the rest the same way. My guess on this is I will do the first starting block (which is black) as 10 hdc wide by 7 rows high. Each subsequent stripe would then also be 7 rows high. For the black border, while I could work it in the round once the center section was completed and seamed, I think I will stitch them as individual blocks and seam as well, to continue the true "quilt" look.
Here is one block up close including yarn color names (click for larger view):