Even though we released both the Month 11 and 12 patterns for our 2023 Block of the Month, Homeward Bound by Sarah Fielke, earlier this month, we previously mentioned that Barbara Black was only going to provide her tips for Month 11 at this time. Well as an early treat, Barbara has decided to debut her Month 12 tips now so you can get a jumpstart on finishing that top for the Holiday season. She says, "We made it to Month 12! It's time to finish the final border with a stair-step unit. Then your top will be done!"
While we released the patterns for both Months 11 and 12 of the 2023 Block Of the Month, Homeward Bound by Sarah Fielke, Barbara Black will still be releasing her tips monthly for the rest of the year. So she returns with her tricks and tips for completing Month 11, where you will "add the 4 Hearts to the pieced borders made last month" and "make the 12 Cabins for the last border."
Can't decide whether to work on your Halloween projects or this month's Homeward Bound blocks? Well, maybe Barbara Black can push you in one direction over the other as she's back with her monthly tips to help you make the 2023 TQS BOM as smoothly as possible. She says, "After spending 3 months on the wide applique border, you will like how quickly the pieced border goes in Month 10. There is just a small amount of applique, leaves, stems, and berries."
We're halfway through September, which means we're halfway to the next set of patterns for the 2023 TQS BOM, Homeward Bound by Sarah Fielke. But if you haven't finished Month 9 yet, or just want to bookmark some reminders for later, Barbara Black has got another round of tips to help you out. This month she says you will be finishing "the wide applique borders by adding the Birds and more leaves."
Month 8 of the 2023 TQS BOM, Homeward Bound by Sarah Fielke, is in full swing now and whether you're finished with it already, or are in need of some assistance, it can never hurt don't get another perspective on the subject. Enter Barbara Black and her monthly tips and tricks. She says for this month you will be continuing "to add leaves and flowers to the wide appliqué borders."
If you've already downloaded the patterns for Month 7 of the 2023 TQS BOM, Homeward Bound by Sarah Fielke, then you already know you're on the road to making borders for the next few months. Luckily our Block Of the Month expert Barbara Black is back as always with a catalog of tips to help you build your borders. She says, "It's time to start on the wide applique border that features lots of flowers, leaves and birds. We will work on these borders in Months 7, 8 and 9."
Have you been seeing stars the last fews days working on Month 6 of the 2023 Block Of the Month, Homeward Bound? Well, whether they're shiny and bright stars of success or stars of confusion, Barbara Black has shown up just in time to show you how to make the stars that will accompany your quilt. She says, "This month we make ALL the stars that will complete the entire quilt." So become a quilting star yourself and make Month 6 as shiny and bright as the sun!
We're a few days into May now, have you started this month's pattern for the 2023 Block Of the Month, Homeward Bound? If you haven't, or even if you have, Barbara Black has brought us her usual supply of monthly tips and tricks so that you can work on Month 5's task, the pieced border that surrounds the center of the quilt.
Sarah Fielke's Homeward Bound pattern, our 2023 Block Of the Month, is FREE to all Star members. We still have a few of the templates to make the journey even easier. Join us in making this wonderful heirloom quilt that will put a smile on everyone's face who sees it.
TheQuiltShow.com was lucky to get both Sue Nickels and her sister Pat Holly to design the 2013 Block of the Month. It was aptly named "The Two of Us" and not only was beautiful & beautifully quilted, but it had a special touch on the binding.
TheQuiltShow.com Block of the Month for 2012 was the first year our BOM was designed by someone other than Sue Garman. In 2012, the BOM, Sedona Star was designed by Sarah Vedeler and it was a big hit. We had the quilt designed in 2 colorways.
Sue Garman did it again in 2011! Ruffled Roses was a quilt that increased your skills, made you smile, and had your family in awe. We even made it in 2 colorways. With appliqué, paper piecing, and traditional piecing mitered corners etc., the makers were creating an heirloom treasure.
Over the next weeks, we will show you all of the Block of the Month Quilts we have featured. TheQuiltShow.com's second Block of the Month (BOM 2009) has been one of the most popular. "Stars for a New Day" quilts have won over 300 awards at local and national quilt shows. Take a look at the different colors and modifications. Wonderful!
Over the next weeks, we will show you all of the Block of the Month Quilts we have featured. TheQuiltShow.com's very first Block of the Month was Bouquets for a New Day by Sue Garman. It was a gorgeous applique quilt with Sue's special touch. Here is the quilt and some close ups.
Month 3 of Homeward Bound, the 2023 TQS Block Of the Month designed by Sarah Fielke, means you'll be finishing the hollyhock blocks by adding small circles and leaves. Barbara Black is back with her monthly tips to help you conquer the 116 circles, in 5 different sizes, that make up the Hollyhock blocks.
It's a new year and as you probably already know, that means there is a brand new TQS Block Of the Month. This year's BOM is called Homeward Bound and is designed by Sarah Fielke. As always, The Quilt's Show's resident BOM expert Barbara Black will be there with you each month to guide you in making this fantastic quilt. For Month 1, she has tips on making "the small center cabin and the four star point units that surround the cabin."
Since we gave you the patterns for both Months 11 and 12 of The Quilt Show's 2022 BOM, Garden Party Down Under, early last month, Barbara Black also provided her tips for both months early as well. Since you've already got your tips, and some of you may be itching to finish your quilt, Barbara has kindly provided some quilting ideas to do just that and finish off your 2022 Block Of the Month in style!
You're almost there, and Barbara Black is here to help get you across the finish line. Barbara has got her tips for Months 11 and 12 of Irene Blanck's Garden Party Down Under, The Quilt Show's 2022 Block Of the Month, ready for you. Once all is said and done, she says that "this lovely quilt is sure to be a favorite in your family for years to come."