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Flashback Tuesday: TT Mistletoe In The Corner

Ah, I remember designing and making of this quilt so well!  In the summer of 2006, our family took a three-month adventure throughout the Pacific northwest.  My husband had to speak at professional meetings in Portland and Sacramento so we decided to just make a summer adventure out of it.  We were already homeschooling our kids and decided what better of an education could they get than a hands-on one?!   We had a 35′ camper, loaded up our Suburban and away we went!  I might add that we had four children, ages 5 to 10, one small dog and one large dog who came along on our adventures.

We followed the Lewis & Clark Trail all the way to Ft. Clatsop (this is a rough drawing of our travels):

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We had four bunk beds in the back of the camper for the kids and my husband and I had a queen-sized bed in the front of the camper.  The bottom half of our bed lifted up to reveal a marvelous storage compartment for…you guessed it – my sewing machine, tools of the trade and fabrics!  So, I put this quilt together in the small confines of our camper after everyone had gone off to bed.  It was fun to make but even more of a challenge within the confines of our humble traveling abode.

Now, if I can do it from a camper…surely YOU can do it anywhere, too!


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    Flashback Tuesday: Pendleton Inspired 2013 Block of the Month Quilt

    This was just last year’s BOMquilts.com’s block of the month quilt, but it is absolutely gorgeous using wonderful batiks!

    Pendleton Inspired 2013 Block of the Month Quilt, Original Project designed by TK Harrison from BOMquilts.com

    Print this pattern.  Save this pattern.  It’s definitely one you need to put together as the colors are smashing!

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      He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not 2014 Block of the Month Quilt, Original Project designed by TK Harrison from BOMquilts.com

      I definitely have the advantage of completing a block of the month quilt, since I have designed them.  Sometimes, I follow along with making the blocks each month…just as my BOMquilts.com viewers do.  But some of the time, I am way ahead of the curve and finish one of my BOM’s ahead of time…as I did for this year’s 2014 “He Loves Me, He Loves me Not” BOM.

      This quilt was sponsored by AbbiMays.com and Aurifil threads.

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      He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not 2014 Block of the Month Quilt, Original Project designed by TK Harrison from BOMquilts.com

      Part of my reasoning for finishing this quilt ahead of time was because the fabrics just drew me in – they were SO much fun to work with!  The other part of my reasoning for finishing this quilt is that I am donating it to our school’s one-act play (OAP) program.  Both my older daughter and our middle daughter have been involved in this great program and it deserves more recognition.  But, also, because of school budget cuts, the OAP company has had to forgo some very important festivals or workshops because there just wasn’t enough funding for it.  (And don’t even get me started on how the funding for the sport’s programs are no problem but funding for one of the few fine arts offered at the school is not.)

      Anyway, praying the OAP company will be allowed to raffle this quilt off early in the 2014-2015 school year so they can participate in the vital festivals and workshops that provide much needed critiques to help make their OAP performances perfected before they reach the competition phase of their program.  And I am happy to be able to help in whatever way I can!

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        Flashback Tuesday: 2006-2007 BOM Sampler Quilt

        I made this block of the month sampler with some gorgeous fabrics and colors.  And what was the most amazing about it was that we spent the summer of 2006 traveling the Pacific northwest in our camper, following the Lewis & Clark trail along the way…but my husband also had speaking engagements in Portland and then Sacramento.  So, we loaded up our four kids and two dogs and hit the road!  We’d stay in a campsite for three or more days, enjoying everything around us…and then move on down the road to the next campground to do the same.  One of the places we stopped had an aquarium that we took our kids to.  I took this photo below, thinking of how beautiful the colors were…and then I realized I was working with those exact same colors in this 2006-2007 BOM quilt!

        2006-2007 BOM Sampler Quilt – Chelsea Lane Sampler

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          Flashback Tuesday: Purely Nine 2011 BOM Quilt Exclusively Designed by BOMquilts.com

          What can I say about this super-simple quilt…except it is purely divine!  The blocks are big so the size of your quilt is bigger.  And I can tell you first-hand that my youngest daughter sleeps under her Purely Nine quilt of Love every single night.

          “Purely Nine” 2011 BOM Quilt Designed by TK Harrison for BOMquilts.com

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