Operation Blue Moose, Part One

Introducing: The Blue Moose
My in-laws’ large city bus that we have been converting to a family camper.


Understand our mission:
make curtains for every one of the 12 large windows, plus divider curtains between front, middle, and back of bus.

Who we are:
My sis-in-law, Elise, and I, with willing help from Isaiah and Nathanael.

Our Plan of Action
The 12 sections of windows in the main part of the bus we designed to be roman shades, so they could be drawn completely out of the way of the wonderful views we anticipate on our next road trip.
In the back of the bus, we will make large panels that can be snapped into place so the bunks can be darkened for sleeping.
Then the divider curtains – one is tab style, the other uses grommets and tabs with snaps to pull it out of the way when not in use.

It took two days to make all the roman shades. Two more days to make the rest of the curtains. We finished just before dinner tonight. Now we have to install them. More pictures and details of our upcoming bus trip coming soon!


4 responses to “Operation Blue Moose, Part One”

  1. Amy Avatar

    Looks like a fun project! Trina, you’ve been sewing a lot lately! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Trina Avatar

    dear kateri,i first made roman shades a few months ago for a friend’s new kitchen. We bought a pattern at the time, but once I saw how they worked,I realized you don’t really need a pattern – you just have to understand the concept of how they work. With as resourceful as I know you to be, I am sure you could figure it out. The best thing to do is find a friend who has them, and just look close and go home and copy! ๐Ÿ™‚ I like them ’cause they use so little fabric, having no flounces or gathers, and they are really practical.I am glad you got a blog! I will be by for a visit! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Kinsleys5 Avatar

    I think the Blue Moose must be related to the Junk Of The Lake! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Kateri Avatar

    That is an impressive project! I’m sure it will be really nice when you are done. Are the roman shades difficult to make? I’m thinking that is what I need for my bay window. When I priced custom made shades they where well over $3000–well out of my price range. Where did you get the pattern for your shades? (I revived the blog I started a couple of months ago and forgot about–thanks for inspiring me!)

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