It just so happened that July 4, 2006 found them in Pendleton, Oregon. They sat on the lawn of a tire business to watch the fireworks with a number of other local people. Although they had limited knowledge of the Pendleton Woolen Mills, many of those locals told them it was a 'must see' while in their town.
TK truly saw a gem in the making, except instead of wool blankets - she saw a quilt! Or a lot of quilts! Or a block of the month quilt! While in the store, she purchased a stunning coffee table book, filled with the history of the Pendleton blankets as well as a number of their original designs.
Before they even departed for the next town on their adventure, TK was already sketching quilt blocks and patterns inspired by the Pendleton blankets!
That is the background for this year's BOMquilts.com 2013 "Pendleton Inspired" 12-month block of the month quilt. And although TK designed this quilt in 2006, she sat on it and waited for AbbiMays.com to get just the right fabric in that would do this quilt the justice it deserves. So, BOMquilts.com's "Pendleton Inspired" 2013 block of the month quilt is made with Moda Marblehead fabrics! They are ABSOLUTELY PERFECT and coordinate well with the original Pendleton blanket colors.
The following image is the "Pendleton Inspired" quilt top. Your colors may vary, depending on your own creativity in choosing just the right Moda Marblehead fabrics for your quilt top.
And this is the first block in the "Pendleton Inspired" 2013 BOM quilt:
This quilt has 15" finished blocks, three borders and completed, measures 70" x 87" - perfect for a twin-sized bed quilt! Or a warm and colorful snuggly on a cold winter's night.
The "Pendleton Inspired" 2013 BOM Quilt from BOMquilts.com instructions begin on February 15 so don't wait to purchase your "Pendleton Inspired" Marblehead fabric kit!
Included in kit:
22 fat eights (9" x 22")
1 1/2 yards light fabric for sashing
3 1/2 yards for blocks, borders and binding
Purchase your kits here for $82 + Shipping: Pendleton Inspired