Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday Archives - The First BOM

It's Tuesday which means it's time to take a look back at early, or even pre-blogging projects by linking up with Val's Quilting Studio for:



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This week's theme is Boys and BOM.  Other than My Guy, we don't have any boys in the house, though I guess at some point Drama Teen will start dragging home a few boyfriends.  Thankfully, she's decided that boys aren't worth all the drama at the moment and she's not all that interested in them.  I'm sure that will change at some point.  

So since Boys is out as a theme, it will have to be BOM.  Looking back through my blog posts I realized that there are no posts about my first completed BOM.  Sometimes I forget that I've been quilting a lot longer than I've been blogging.  

That first BOM was started not long after we moved back to Oklahoma.  A few months after we moved back someone at work told me about a quilt shop the next town over.  So I signed up for their 2007 BOM which required 1930's reproduction fabrics and used block patterns that had been published in the Kansas City Star.  To be honest, I'm not a fan of the pastels common in the 1930 reproduction fabrics, so I had a hard time picking out a color palette for the BOM blocks.  I finally decided on red and blue. Thus was born the 1930's Red, White and Blue quilt (such an original name I know).


Block patterns from the Kansas City Star
Setting self designed

After not being so thrilled with the 1930's reproduction fabrics, I was surprised at how much I liked the finished quilt.  This one resided on our bed for a few years, but it was never a favorite of My Guy.  Now it resides in the closet only to be pulled out for the sofa bed when we have company.  

That's it for my walk down memory lane this week.  Check out all the other archival postings over at Val's Quilting Studio.  

9 comments:

  1. Nice stroll down Memory Lane :)
    Love the triple sashing and multiple borders--something I never do!

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  2. What a great take on a traditional quilt pattern Kate. Lucky guests who get to sleep under it!

    Im loving seeing some of your earlier quilting magic.

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  3. Beautiful blocks and I like the way you have put them together.

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  4. Quite a beauty. The colors are marvelous.

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  5. I love the colors in this. So pretty.

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  6. I enjoyed taking your walk with you. It really is an awesome finish!! Lucky company...bet they feel spoiled to use it.

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  7. PS Thanks for the shout out. I am really enjoying visiting everyone's walk down memory lane as I go through posts tonight.

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  8. What a great setting! And all that red sashing certainly lifts it from the gentle colours of 1930s fabrics!

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  9. Came over from the link on your BOM week post: I really like this one and like that it's 30's prints but doesn't read like a typical 30's print quilt. When I start working on my stash of those fabrics, I think I'll challenge myself to try that!

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