Dear Daughter Block of the Month Quilt

Block of the Month ~ Dear Daughter

Hello! I hope everyone is enjoying the Holidays! My Dear Daughter BOM Quilt top is done and I wanted to share!

block of the month Dear Daughter Quilt

I also wanted to say Thank you to the quilters from all over the world that participated! Of course we had lots of quilters from the US and Canada ~ Woo Hoo! – (I think Texas was the most represented state!)  A BIG thank you to all the quilters from down under in Australia, New Zealand… and even Africa… As well as lots of quilters in France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the UK to name a few!! WOW! Thank You!

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If you are wondering what my border fabric is… I found this fabric by Valorie Wells ~ (Quill Ash) at a local quilt shop. It’s perfect!

block of the month quilt pattern, Dear Daughter from Rebecca Mae Designs

block of the month quilt pattern, Dear Daughter from Rebecca Mae Designs

block of the month quilt pattern, Dear Daughter from Rebecca Mae Designs

block of the month quilt pattern, Dear Daughter from Rebecca Mae Designs

To replicate my border applique I made a template from freezer paper. After I appliqued the first of four border motifs, I cut some freezer paper to size and ironed it onto the fabric (shiny side down) and traced everything.

block of the month quilt pattern, Dear Daughter from Rebecca Mae DesignsThen I peeled it off and used it (with the help of a light box) as a template for placement of the remaining three border motifs.

block of the month quilt pattern, Dear Daughter from Rebecca Mae Designs

I over-sized the width of my border by an inch and a half so I could trim/square it up after it’s been quilted. After a lot of thought I decided to hand quilt my quilt.  It will take some time of course, and I will definitely share some pics with you when that’s complete!

If you want to make your own Dear Daughter Quilt you can find the pattern HERE IN MY SHOP

~ OR ~

HERE ON CRAFTSY!

There are also a couple quilt shops that will be offering the Dear Daughter BOM as a QAL beginning in 2017 if you want to participate contact the shops to find out more about their programs and monthly fabric kits!

BERNINA Sewing Centre
Lake Mary, FL
Beginning Late February 2017

 

Quilter’s Corner
Faulkton, SD

Beginning in Spring 2017

And I have to share a couple Christmas Finishes from two of our quilt friends following along!

Sam finished her quilt and presented it to her Daughter for Christmas!!!  Amazing finish Sam!

block of the month quilt pattern, Dear Daughter from Rebecca Mae Designs

And Shawn made FOUR! Look at these gorgeous daughters with their quilts!  This picture makes me happy, and I love that their names are on them! Shawn, I seriously don’t know how you pulled it off. Mind. Blown.shawns-finishHappy Holidays to you all!

sherri

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10 comments on “Block of the Month ~ Dear Daughter

  1. Annmarie

    WOW! All the finishes are truly amazing! Such creativity! Everyone should be SEW proud!

  2. Marina Louw

    Absolutely awesome to see all the beauty!

  3. Diana bennett

    Will u be offering a block of the month for 2017?

  4. Sam

    Thank you for posting a pic of my quilt. My daughter was speechless. The Bernina Sewing Centre in Lake Mary is my fave quilt shop and I have been doing show and tell with Melanie, the shop owner, all year as I worked on my quilt. Will be bringing my DD quilt to Bernina club at the shop in January to share with the group.

  5. Courtenay Hughes

    Look at all those beautiful finished quilts and lovely models!! I put off making my daughter hers and now she up and moved across the country and gave me 2 days notice- so she is going to have to wait a bit to get hers.haha Thank you for doing this- I loved following along and am so inspired by everyone’s work!

  6. Terry

    These quilts are beautiful. I’ve really enjoyed this BOM but don’t have a finished top yet…. My first priority of the New Year. Your detailed instructions and varied blocks made this a fun and interesting project. Thank you

  7. SueEllen White

    Had sew much fun making this quilt..even tho I made a few changes. Excellent guidance in your instructions. Thank-you and Happy New Sewing Year to all!

  8. Janice King

    Just found your site and purchased this quilt pattern! So very excited to make it and will be checking back frequently to follow prior posts. As I would really like to hand quilt my finished quilt, I look forward to seeing your progress as well. Thank you so much for such clear and precise tutorials.

  9. Rachael

    I just purchased your pattern and I am looking forward to making this for my niece. Do you have an estimate of the fabric used? I know it’s meant to be scrappy, but I dont have scraps since I typically use them to piece backings. I am just wandering if I can mix a few fat quarter bundles together. Thank you.

    1. Sherri

      Fabric Requirements are included in the pattern, and yes you can use fat quarter bundles! :)