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MONTH 12 -- Show Your Completed Top Here!

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    I can't believe I did this - it was way beyond my comfort zone. But, it is now my favorite quilt top. Thanks TQS for this opportunity; thanks to Sarah for the lovely pattern; and thanks to Barbara for making it all make sense.


    • Carol G. commented
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      Beautiful! And I agree with all your comments

    I really enjoyed making this quilt. I used my own fabrics and enjoyed fussy cutting some of Tulas fabric. I decided to make more houses for my border. It will have to wait until January to be quilted. Thanks again for another wonderful block of the month and all the help that Barbara provides! Can’t wait to start next years.


    • Helen W. commented
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      Jrgermain, I really like you outside border. I was thinking of doing one with trees and a variety of
      houses, but decided I was just ready to get it done, and look forward to Pick A Petal. Your quilt
      turned out beautiful. HelenW

    • Carol G. commented
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      jrgermain - What a great border! That turned out fabulous and so creative

    • brigitte.wieser commented
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      A great idea to replace the sawtooth-border with houses ! Thumbs up !



      This was a very difficult project with all the piecing, applique, embroidery, etc. i admit my piecing has improved and I didn’t have any issues with stitching all the rows. I did have a few words as I had problems with seams not turning the right direction but hopefully, it will quilt without problems. I’m not sure how you could everrrr do this project without this issue coming up…I found that really aggravating. Ha. BUT, it’s done.Yea!




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          I am not very computer savvy. My comments did not get posted. This is my first BOM. It is also my first hand appliqued quit. I learned a lot and felt very challenged all along the way. I am so happy to be finished.

        I can't really believe it, but I finished my quilt today !
        I'm very happy with the result and enjoyed the whole process of making it.
        And a big Thank You to all of you for sharing your pictures and stories while working on this BOM. They were always inspiration and encouraging for me to hold on.
        Therefore I'm looking foreward to the BOM of next year and hope I'll meet all of you again.
        Quilting forever, Housework whenever! 


        • Carol G. commented
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          I adore the roofs on your houses!

        Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
        Helen, I’m not planning on making the 2024 BOM. Are you?
        Yes, I am planning on doing the 2024 BOM. I have never done hand piecing but I am hoping I love it. If my skills are not
        up to the challenge, I just might add the practice samples as a tool in my tool belt and modify the pattern to a way I can do
        it. I am thinking I may do at least part of the pieces as applique. I tried Judith's suggestion of making petals with template
        plastic and putting a very narrow run of Elmers glue in the seam allowance, and then folding the seam allowance over the plastic with a hot iron. It is smooth, and easy to do. I use my appliquick flat edge to pop the glue loose from the template. I already
        made a pile of petals that way, so will probably use them in this project. HelenW


          I am done! Yay!


          • Carol G. commented
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            Love it! Your birds are fabulous and the 4 patches are great

          • Monique G. commented
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            Congratulations Alice. Your quilt is lovely. The squares as a second border are very creative, and they work well. That gives me an idea for another quilt I'm making. Merry Christmas and all the best on your next project.

          • Alice commented
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            Thanks Carol and Monique! I have to admit that I wanted to quit so many times but somehow managed to stay. I've learned a lot just not sure Appliqué is something for me. Hope TQS will consider something different for 2025.

          Originally posted by jetonkin View Post
          My top is finished! I learned a lot and enjoyed the process. I'm glad I had done last years BOM first. Thank you for the adventure.
          Looks fab with black background so striking


            What a great experience working on this quilt. Thanks to Alex Anderson I was able to to use her suggested turned-edge applique and machine applique the entire quilt. Thank you, Alex! Also, thank you Barbara for all the great help and tips. You made the completion of this project possible for me.


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                Finished! and before year's end,(barely). Now it will get in the que to be quilted and bound. I do like it. I would never attempted this quilt without all the help and guidance from Barbara and The Quilt Show. Thank you all.


                  ​Just finished my Homeward Bound Quilt top in time to get ready for the 2024 SAL. Thank you for the pattern and for all the nice videos and instructions. Happy 2024.


                  • Lynnanne commented
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                    I love your color choices, Cissa. Great job!

                  I finished my top a couple weeks ago and it has taken this long to figure out how to take the photo. All my floor space is taken up with the Christmas tree. I pinned it to the top of the dining room curtains and used a couple pins on the sides, but I couldn't really get it as straight as I wanted due to the curtains moving around. I changed the colors for the pieced outer borders as I wanted something not quite so pastel. I also changed the house colors. If I had realized when I made the stars back in month 6 how pale those corner stars would look, I would have changed those fabrics as well. At least it's done (and my husband thinks it looks nice) and maybe I can get it on the machine next year to quilt it.

                  Thanks, Barbara, for all the extra work you do to make it easier for us to sew our quilt tops.



                  • Barbara B. commented
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                    You are most welcome, Linda. Finished is better than perfect. Great job!

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